Kellie Burke

First Advisor

Ashley Fricks-Gleason

Second Advisor

Amanda Miller


Regis College

Degree Name


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

59 pages


The author attempts to elucidate the neurological underpinnings of retail therapy in such a way that convinces the reader that there is some truth to this concept through the plethora of research that currently exists in the realm of stress eating to explore the affect of stress on the reward pathway and vice versa.

Date of Award

Spring 2018

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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