The High Price of MaterialismBook - 2002
In this volume, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people's materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy - regardless of age, income, or culture.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002.
Branch Call Number: 302.17 K19
Characteristics: xvi, 149 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.