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People tend to ‘panic buy’ in times of crisis, which often leads to shortages of essential items. (Shutterstock)

What drives people to panic buy during times of crisis: A new study sheds light on the psychology of consumers

Understanding the traits of different customer groups can help shoppers and businesses serve their communities more ethically and effectively, especially in times of crisis.
Owl chronotypes function better at night, while lark chronotypes are more energized in the morning. The Photo Matrix/Moment, nomis_g/iStock via Getty Images Plus

What’s your chronotype? Knowing whether you’re a night owl or an early bird could help you do better on tests and avoid scams

Synchronizing your daily activities to your circadian rhythm could help you improve your performance on a variety of cognitive tasks − and even influence diagnosis of cognitive disorders.
Strong, supportive relationships with moms, dads and nonparental caregivers are all vital. skynesher/E+ via Getty Images

Secure attachment to both parents − not just mothers − boosts children’s healthy development

Psychologists have long focused on the importance of a secure attachment with a mother for healthy child development. A new look supports the value of attachment – but it doesn’t have to be with mom.

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