Planking, Pokémon Go, The Ice Bucket Challenge – they were all global trends, and maybe you ever had a go at them.

In 2021 a new one has emerged, with doctors issuing a warning after a number of kids were injured doing cooking challenges inspired by the TV show, Squid Game.

So, why do we love copying trends?

ABC Newcastle’s Paul Turton asked Hayley Cullen who is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Newcastle.


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