Compulsive Buying Disorder - Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology, noting that compulsive buying seems globally to affect mainly women, to be mood-enhancing, and to involve in general appearance-related items, suggests that the compulsive element is driven by fears of appearing unattractive.

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