Psychology and Consumer Culture

The Struggle for A Good Life in A Materialistic World
(Book - 2004)
Psychology and Consumer Culture
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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.
Title: Psychology and consumer culture
the struggle for a good life in a materialistic world
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 297 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Tim Kasser and Allen D. Kanner
Contents: Self-control and compulsive buying / Ronald J. Faber
Money, meaning, and identity : coming to terms with being wealthy / Stephen Goldbart, Dennis T. Jaffee, and Joan DiFuria
The commercialization of childhood : understanding the problem and finding solutions / Diane E. Levin and Susan Linn
Commercialism's influence on black youth : the case of dress-related challenges / Velma D. LaPoint and Priscilla J. Hambrick-Dixon
"The more you subtract, the more you add" : cutting girls down to size / Jean Kilbourne
Where is the psychology of consumer culture? / Tim Kasser and Allen D. Kanner
Materialistic values : their causes and consequences / Tim Kasser ... [et al.]
Why are materialists less satisfied? / Emily G. Solberg, Edward Diener, and Michael D. Robinson
Globalization, corporate culture, and freedom / Allen D. Kanner and Renee G. Soule
Shopping for sustainability : psychological solutions to overconsumption / Deborah Du Nann Winter
Materialism and the evolution of consciousness / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mindfulness and consumerism / Erika L. Rosenberg
Lethal consumption : death-defying materialism / Sheldon Solomon, Jeffrey L. Greenberg, and Thomas A. Pyszczynski
Acquisitive desire : assessment and treatment / Jeffrey Kottler, Marilyn Montgomery, and David Shephard
Additional Contributors: Kanner, Allen D. 1952-
Kasser, Tim
ISBN: 1591470463
Branch Call Number: 306.3 P974 2004
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Consumers Psychology Identity (Psychology) Acquisitiveness Materialism Psychological aspects Consumption (Economics) United States Psychological aspects
Topical Term: Consumers
Identity (Psychology)
Consumption (Economics)
LCCN: 2003004965
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