Shopping is a raging phenomenon among developed countries and has been studied over and over. Sociologists say it's a 'female drive', in an attempt to explain the differences in shopping behaviour between men and women.
It was said that the same obsession of men over sports can be linked to the way women go crazy on Black Friday sales or on mall openings. In the evolution of man, the male species are known to be 'hunters', while women have always been the 'gatherers' or the ones who are in charge of finding things for their offspring.
It is quite a reductionist perspective and is still widely debated, but one thing's for sure, shopping will keep women enchanted for years to come.
This behaviour is not exactly exclusive to women though, because when you consider the purchase of gadgets, large screen TV's, and high-end cars, the tendency of men to make expensive purchases is surely noticeable.
However, this is limited to a targeted section of the market. Women, on the other hand, will shop whenever, wherever and whatever! This is because men consider shopping as merely a purchase of specific merchandise while for women, it's a whole different world altogether.
It's hard to not love shopping. The glitz, glamour, scents of a newly minted shopping mall, the vibrant colours, the excitement, the friends you meet along the way, the giddy feeling of being able to all the fabulous things that money can buy - all of these are hard to resist!
But when does shopping stop being a charm and starts haunting you like a curse?
Where do you draw the line between recreation and obsession?
Do you think you're a shopaholic?
Let's go find out.Topics discovered...
- The Seductive Charms of Shopping
- When the Charm Turns to a Curse
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
- Celebrity Shopaholics
- The WHY's of Shopaholics
- Compulsive Buying Disorder
- Consequences of Shopping Addiction
- How to Cure Shopping Addiction
Obsessive compulsive disorder is quite a common thing that plagues a lot of people today.
It is not an isolated case. You or your loved ones may have it as well.
Knowing what you are up against can help you get better equipped for fighting this debilitating battle against your thoughts and actions.
Learn what obsessive compulsive disorder is, how it differs from a similarly named disorder called obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
Learn how obsessive compulsive disorder affects adults and children, and what you can do to remove or at least lessen the torment caused by it.OCD Covered...
- What Is OCD?
- OCD or OCPD?
- OCD in Children
- How to Cope with OCD
- Tools for Managing OCD at Home
- Relationships and OCD
- Much, much more!