What are the best Christmas gifts?

by on December 22, 2003 at 7:02 am in Current Affairs, Science | Permalink

Experiences, not possessions. Concerts and travel are remembered for longer than clothes and jewelry. The result is robust to different ages and groups, but tends to be strongest for high-income individuals. Here is the full story, here is another summary. Here is the original paper. The home page of Van Boven, one of the researchers, offers many interesting papers on human psychology.

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