As continued panic buying will only perpetuate any fuel shortages, it’s important to think about what can be done to curb it.
Stocking up on food can be tough when using a wheelchair, motorized scooter, walker or cane.
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While long lines and food shortages are frustrating for most consumers, they can be physically and emotionally grueling for people with disabilities.
A queue outside Coles in the Perth suburb of Maylands, one of the potential COVID exposure sites, on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Another local lockdown, another outbreak of shoppers stockpiling. Fortunately supply chains are now prepared.
In the early stages of the pandemic, people suddenly started buying toilet paper in bulk, leading to widespread shortages.
During the early stages of the pandemic, people adapted to changing situations by making new and different choices. But how did they make these decisions? Motivation theory can explain the process.
Hoarding, stockpiling and panic buying have all increased during the pandemic.
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The pandemic has put a spotlight on a once little-discussed disorder – hoarding. But hoarding disorder is not what you might think.
Transparency should be the default position of governments – unless fear itself is the greatest risk.
Looking for dried pasta, cooking oil or spices? You’re not alone.
Irrational behaviour during difficult circumstances is rooted in deeper cognitive and evolutionary psychological mechanisms. Many reflect what are called emergency decision and purchasing contexts.
New data from the ABS shows how people adjusted their consumption patterns and behaviours during the early COVID-19 restrictions — and how some lifestyle changes have remained since then.
Melbourne’s return to stage 3 restrictions has precipitated another round of grocery stockpiling. But supermarket shelves won’t be empty as long as last time.
Toilet paper stock at a Woolworths supermarket in Melbourne on June 26 2020.
What motivates people to panic buy and stockpile goods like toilet paper? The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the chance to find out.
The Bread Famine and the Pawnbroker, Brothers Lesueur (18th century)
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
A new survey shows younger Australians are more worried than older people about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most people are following the social distancing rules and staying home.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is lightening up on its normal competition rules and allowing competitors to cooperate.
Gullibility, cynicism, pride, closed mindedness, negligence and wishful thinking. If you can use any of these to describe your reasoning, it’s likely you’re committing a sin of thought.
Psychological research suggests several ways in which socially-responsible behaviour might be encouraged.
Self-isolating may mean many Canadians will be forced to spend more time in the kitchen, a place that’s been foreign to most millennials, according to a new survey.
One positive thing coming out of pandemic-related self-isolation could be that people will spend more time in their kitchens, a place where fewer Canadians have ventured in recent years.
‘Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law’.
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It’s hard to get societies based on individualism to act in the collective good. That’s why you can’t find any toilet paper.
Many people have failed to understand the importance of social distancing in slowing the spread of the virus.
As the prime minister’s move to lockdown has shown, people could not be trusted to act responsibly for the greater good.
A form of government rationing is now needed, says one of the UK’s leading food supply experts.
With people panic buying and supermarket shelves empty, the country’s ability to feed itself is being tested.
South Africa’s Alexandra township in the foreground, where the majority live in squalor, and Sandton in the background, representing the most privileged
Most consumers in South Africa aren’t able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.