Posted by The Situationist Staff on April 15, 2012
From the Center for a New American Dream (centernewdream) at http://www.newdream.org:
Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.
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- The Costs of Living in a Material World
- Some Reflections on Reflections
- Money Priming
- Body Image and Materialism
- Law, Competition, Self-Interest
- The Situation of Being Green
- The Situation of Objectification
- The Situational Effects of Wealth and Status
- Shocking for Money
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