This is a great ABC Life article explaining the psychology behind the panic-buying of toilet paper, “herd behaviour” and FOMO (the fear of missing out). I’ve not yet spoken with anyone who has been stocking up (or at least not anyone who has admitted to it) but it seems to be the main topic of conversation this week!
From the ABC Life article:
“Toilet paper is a necessity, and it’s hard to imagine living without it.”
If you’re wondering why everyone is panic-buying bog roll, here’s what the experts have to say.