Buying experiences makes you more grateful, generous

Media note: Please find a copy of Jesse Walker, Amit Kumar, and Thomas Gilovich’s paper “Cultivating Gratitude and Giving Through Experiential Consumption” here. ITHACA, N.Y. – On Thanksgiving, many of us take a moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for — and we get notable rewards for doing so. Feeling gratitude leads to important […]

Cornell University experts explore wages, happiness and realistic deals ahead of Black Friday

The National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend $630 billion this holiday season, starting online and in stores Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Three researchers at Cornell University can discuss a variety of issues related to the retail frenzy – from the impact of material possessions on happiness to the unrealistic perceptions of Black Friday deals. […]