A fascinating and practical guide to the psychology of money, by Radio 4's voice of psychology
A day doesn't go by without money coming in to our interactions. But how much do we really understand it? We know we need money. We tend to want more of it. But why do we behave so strangely with it? And why does it have such a hold on us?
Award-winning BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the surprising psychology of money to show us that our relationship with the stuff is more complex than we might think. Exploring the latest research in psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics, she also reveals some simple and effective tricks that will help you think, use and save money better - from how being grumpy can stop you getting ripped off to why you should opt for the more expensive pain relief and why you should never offer to pay your friends for favours.
An eye-opening and entertaining investigation into the power money holds over us, Mind Over Money will change the way you view the cash in your wallet and the figures in your bank account forever.
About the Author
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. She is BBC Radio 4's voice of psychology, presenting All in the Mind and Mind Changers. She has been awarded the British Psychological Society's Public Engagement and Media Award, Mind's Making a Difference Award, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology's Media Achievement Award and the British Neuroscience Association's Public Understanding of Neuroscience Award.
She is the author of Emotional Rollercoaster, Time Warped, winner of the British Psychological Society Best Popular Science Book Award 2013, and Mind Over Money.
Claudia Hammond is the ideal tour guide for this hugely enjoyable journey through the strange psychology of spending and saving. Mind Over Money is both a fascinating exploration of the ways money messes with our heads, and a practical guidebook for how to avoid getting fleeced - whether by others or our own irrational minds -- OLIVER BURKEMAN
Part fascinating psychological exploration, part practical guide - exposing the myriad ways money messes with our heads and suggesting means by which we might get a handle on it * * Telegraph * *
Interesting and insightful . . . Hammond marshals a battery of psychological experiments to show us how to spend (and save) more wisely * * Sunday Times * *