[]
[]

Shiny Objects

Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy
Roberts, James A. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5.
Shiny Objects
Print

Item Details

Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University, studies why Americans believe and behave as if possessions will induce, increase, and enhance happiness. His inquiry provides ample psychological and historical insights as well as self-assessment quizzes on how much we spend and how vulnerable we are to status anxiety.
Authors: Roberts, James A. (James Andrew)
Title: Shiny objects
why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 353 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James A. Roberts
Contents: Shiny objects
Chasing the American dream
The American dream on steroids
The cat's out of the (shopping) bag
The treadmill of consumption
The cashless society
Money's hidden costs : sacrificing our life goals
Collateral damage : relationships
Why are we so materialistic?
Heaven help us : the prosperity gospel
Weapons of mass consumption
The three ingredients of self-control
Step away from the shopping cart : environmental programming for consumers
The carrot and the stick : behavioral programming for consumers
Your money or your life
Summary: Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University, studies why Americans believe and behave as if possessions will induce, increase, and enhance happiness. His inquiry provides ample psychological and historical insights as well as self-assessment quizzes on how much we spend and how vulnerable we are to status anxiety.
ISBN: 0061936642
9780061936647
0062093606
9780062093608
Branch Call Number: 339.470973 R6452s 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Materialism United States American Dream Consumption (Economics) United States
Topical Term: Materialism
American Dream
Consumption (Economics)
LCCN: 2010005086
MARC Display»

Opinion

From Library Staff

Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University, studies why Americans believe and behave as if possessions will induce, increase, and enhance happiness.


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app10 Version sidamo (sidamo) Last updated 2014/09/15 11:31