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The Resource Shiny objects : why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy, James A. Roberts

Shiny objects : why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy, James A. Roberts

Label
Shiny objects : why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy
Title
Shiny objects
Title remainder
why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy
Statement of responsibility
James A. Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.4/70973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
R626 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Shiny objects : why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy, James A. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 costs too much : 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) -- The carrot and the stick (behavioral programming) -- Your money or your life
Control code
ocn526084214
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 353 p.
Isbn
9780061936647
Lccn
2010005086
System control number
  • (OCoLC)526084214
  • (OCoLC)526084214
Label
Shiny objects : why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy, James A. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 costs too much : 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) -- The carrot and the stick (behavioral programming) -- Your money or your life
Control code
ocn526084214
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 353 p.
Isbn
9780061936647
Lccn
2010005086
System control number
  • (OCoLC)526084214
  • (OCoLC)526084214

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