Author Archives: Dr Paul Harrison

How sales get us to buy stuff

If you’re one of those people who line up for the Black Friday sales, jump online for Singles Day, or are thinking that you’ll line up outside Myer or DJs on Boxing Day for the “real bargains”, rest assured, you … Continue reading

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Hitting them where it hurts

In this episode of Listen to this, we look into how young people can change the course of history, how advertisers should probably choose where to put their money, and the ins and outs of ethical behaviour in marketing. Listen … Continue reading

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FOMO, Ooshies and wines: Why we collect

If you’re still searching for a gold Simba Ooshie, you’re not alone. Whether it’s Lion King Ooshies, Coles Little Shop, footy cards, Star Wars memorabilia, jokes, books, cacti, spoons, cars, houses or wines, it is a natural human instinct to … Continue reading

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Listen to this… special episode

In this special episode of Listen to this, I speak to Lehmo on ABC Radio Melbourne about weddings, online shopping and dogs. Listen to this – Special

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Identity Dissociation and Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, Huawei, the Catholic Church, and Boeing are all in the news for basically the same thing, but a little bit different. What am I talking about? Well in this week’s episode we delve a bit deeper into reputation … Continue reading

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Wealthy people tend to think that everyone else is as wealthy as they are

Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly prevalent around events such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day. But the best kind of marketer knows that rather than … Continue reading

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