Sunday afternoon at the King of Prussia Mall

If you’ve found yourself wandering zombie-like through a mall or a grocery store, looking around and hoping that something will catch your eye, many would say that you’ve been the victim of a Gruen Transfer. The “transfer” is the moment when you stop shopping for something in particular, and start just shopping in general. –Esther Inglis-Arkell

Fiction Writing Prompt: Take your character on a shopping trip.

Journaling Prompt: Have you ever been the victim of the Gruen Transfer, or do you go window shopping on purpose?

Art Prompt: Gruen Transfer

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Inform your audience about the Gruen Transfer and give them some strategies to avoid it.

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