What's the tipping point?
Just why do consumers tip? Emma Kennedy looks into the underlying psychological factors behind the practice.
A waitress has come to view it as commonplace, a bus driver would probably be shocked by it, and a hairdresser would consider it a pleasant - but not totally unexpected - surprise.
A host of unwritten rules is attached to giving a tip or gratuity, with huge variations in what's commonly accepted from one country to the next.
Perhaps the biggest question is why we tip. A paper in the Journal of Economic Psychology...
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