THE CONVERSATION: There’s no shame in being materialistic – it could benefit society

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Materialism gets a bad press. There is an assumption that people who prioritise “things” are inherently selfish. The stereotype is that of highly materialistic people, living in a different world, where their priority is cash, possessions and status. But is the stereotype true? Our research reveals there are two sides to this story.

Period23 Jan 2018

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  • TitleThere’s no shame in being materialistic – it could benefit society
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/01/18
    DescriptionMaterialism gets a bad press. There is an assumption that people who prioritise “things” are inherently selfish. The stereotype is that of highly materialistic people, living in a different world, where their priority is cash, possessions and status. But is the stereotype true? Our research reveals there are two sides to this story.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/theres-no-shame-in-being-materialistic-it-could-benefit-society-89996
    PersonsCharles Cui

Keywords

  • marketing
  • economics
  • materialism