Psychology and Consumer Culture

The Struggle for A Good Life in A Materialistic World

Book - 2004
Psychology and Consumer Culture
This book provides an in-depth analysis of consumerism that draws from a wide range of theoretical, clinical and methodological approaches. Contributors demonstrate that consumerism and the culture that surrounds it exert profound and often undesirable effects on both people's individual lives and on society as a whole. Far from being distant influences, advertising, consumption, materialism and the capitalistic economic system affect personal, social and ecological well-being on many levels. Contributors also provide a variety of potential interventions for counteracting the negative influence of consumerism.

Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1591470463
Branch Call Number: 306.3 P974 2004
Characteristics: xi, 297 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kasser, Tim
Kanner, Allen D. 1952-


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