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State Library of New South Wales

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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The science of hoarding

Australians spend over $10.5 billion annually on goods and services that are never or rarely used. Five percent of the population hang onto these unused items with such tenacity that their homes become dangerously cluttered. Join Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, the Deputy Director for the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University, to learn why we are motivated to acquire and save possessions we do not need.

Associate Professor Melissa Norberg is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University. Her research aims to discover what factors and processes contribute to psychopathology and to use this information to find solutions for improving treatment outcomes and decreasing relapse after treatment. She hopes to reduce overconsumption by using and adapting her research on hoarding disorder and addiction to fit the broader population.

This event is part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.

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