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Prof. Andrea Bonezzi's research on retail therapy is highlighted

Excerpt from Chicago Tribune -- "Buying stuff to make ourselves feel better after a failure is not only expensive but could backfire and lead us to think more about our shortcomings, according to the study, 'Perils of Compensatory Consumption,' by Rucker, the Northwestern professor, Monika Lisjak of Erasmus University, Andrea Bonezzi of New York University and Soo Kim of Cornell University. Just as bad, retail therapy can strip consumers of mental resources and impair their self-control, the study says. And less self-control has been shown to potentially lead to excessive spending."

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