Claudia Hammond

The Psychology of Money, by Claudia Hammond, is a scientific examination of our relationship with money, a detailed study of the power it has over us.

We know we need it, and we tend to want more, heedless of how it affects our minds, our emotions and our behaviour. Our attitudes towards debt and spending are as unique and inescapable as our fingerprints.

There are plenty of books to tell us what to do with money, but what Claudia Hammond explains in this surprising and controversial book, replete with anecdotes and examples, is what money does to us, while also demonstrating the extraordinary tools psychology can offer when we are faced with monetary decisions.