CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - For those of you who have impulsively shopped before have you ever thought about the psychology behind why you did it?
Psychology today says the combination of " basic evolutionary drives" and the tactics retailers strategically put in place makes us more susceptible to spontaneously spend our money.
The most common reason people love to shop, many say, it's a feel good activity, and in some cases helps " pick them up" when they're feeling down.
Bonnie Latour of Easthampton told 22News, "I think when people get stressed out they shop; it makes you feel good, gives you a high."
"It's tough when you walk by something you really want; it's tough to not get it. I do it all the time," according to Tim Blair of Chicopee.
Another driving force is the money many of us desire to save. So when you see those sale signs detailing a certain discount " for a limited time only," many of us feel like we need to take advantage of that deal in fear that we may have to pay more later.
Experts say impulsive shopping is starting to become a more common practice, especially among certain generations.