Psychological Effects Of Materialism

Materialism has been defined as a cultural system in which material interests are not made subservient to other social goals and in which material self-interest is preeminent.22 It refers to the degree of importance that a person attaches to possessions, and the extent to which consumption becomes the primary source of satisfaction, as well as the dominant mode of motivation. One reason to suspect that materialism may not be entirely conducive to psychological well-being concerns the...