Advertising messages outlining social consequences of problem gambling tend to be more effective than those that show the loss of material possessions or money, says a new report from the University of Melbourne.
A simple action like buying a lottery ticket can trigger materialistic thoughts, which cause consumers to lose self-control, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Why do shopping addicts keep spending even in the face of harmful financial, emotional and social consequences? A new study suggests poor credit management and a belief that new purchases will create a happier life fuel compulsive ...
Despite being much-maligned, materialism is not always bad for consumers.
(HealthDay)—They say money can't buy happiness, and a new study suggests that's true for even the most materialistic.
Catholics are less generous than other American Christians, according to a study recently published by the University of Notre Dame's Catholic Social and Pastoral Research Initiative (CSPRI).
The way people treat their possessions looks like love, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology ...