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Psychology Explains Why We Buy Over-Priced Items on Sale and Make Other Such Bizarre Choices
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Psychology Explains Why We Buy Over-Priced Items on Sale and Make Other Such Bizarre Choices

Why, why, why? You ask yourself every time a crowd fails to help an accident victim on road, or when you find e-bay user LuckBoy93 listing his old iPhone 4S for Rs 20,000.

Of course, the world is full of bizarre people, you may say, people with lower ethical standards and a peanut sized brain. In that case, let me remind you about the numerous times, you thought you could finish the semester-long material on the night before the exam, why was that?

As best-selling author David McRaney points out, "whether you're deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic, but here's the truth: You are not so smart. You're just as deluded as the rest of us--but that's okay because being deluded is part of being human." So here are answers for 6 baffling human behaviours, according to psychology:

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