Consumption Matters: A Psychological Perspective

Overview

Can shopping make you happy? How do the things you consume mould your identity? Jansson-Boyd provides an engaging and lively introduction to consumer issues that encompasses shopping, the influence of the media, the environment and more. The book will interest readers that have questioned how living in a consumer society affects human behaviour

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Overview

Can shopping make you happy? How do the things you consume mould your identity? Jansson-Boyd provides an engaging and lively introduction to consumer issues that encompasses shopping, the influence of the media, the environment and more. The book will interest readers that have questioned how living in a consumer society affects human behaviour

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230201170
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHRINE JANSSON-BOYD is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She was the first person in the UK to be awarded both an undergraduate degree and PhD in Consumer Psychology. Her current research interests include aesthetics in the retail environment and impact of touch upon product evaluation.

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Table of Contents

Living in a consumer society
Young Consumers
When shopping becomes a burden
Consuming the environment
Changing our identities by changing our possessions
A moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips
Shopping for happiness
Out of sight out of mind

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