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A Hoard Day’s Fright 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, two interesting posts explore the hoarding of toilet paper, which has no respiratory application unless you happen to run out of Kleenex and don’t have a hanky handy, during a respiratory disease pandemic. I commend them both to your attention (warning: my summaries are gross over-simplifications; that’s the nature of summaries).

Judy Scheel suggests that it’s about trying to maintain an illusion of control in the face of something beyond individuals’ control.

Matt Johnson explores the relationship between personality types and hoarding behavior.

Also. the Inky interviewed two professors, one from Wharton and one from Temple, on the topic.


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