This Psychology Factsheet provides an overview and critique of the psychology of explanations and treatments for shopping addiction. Words in bold are explained in the glossary and the worksheet provides an opportunity to practice what you have learned with exam-style questions. A reference list is included.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Demonstrate that you understand the different explanations and treatments for shopping addiction.
  • Describe the key aspects of relevant psychological theories of shopping addiction.
  • Evaluate the explanations and treatments for shopping addiction and associated research by considering their strengths and limitations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how addiction to shopping can be viewed alongside other addictions.
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September 2021


ISSN: 1351-5136

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