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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is materialism.


Six Superlative Sources

· Ahuvia, A.C., and D. Friedman (1998), "Income, Consumption, and Subjective Well-Being: Toward a Composite Macromarketing Model," Journal of Macromarketing, 18, 153-168.

· Belk, Russell W. (1985), "Materialism: Trait Aspects of Living in the Material World," Journal of Consumer Research, 12, 265-280.

· Diener, Ed, and Shigehiro Oishi (2000), "Money and Happiness: Income and Subjective Well-Being across Nations," in Culture and Subjective Well-Being, Ed Diener and Eunkook M. Suh, eds., MIT Press, 185-218.

· Kasser, Tim, and Richard M. Ryan (1993), "A Dark Side of the American Dream: Correlates of Financial Success as a Central Life Aspiration," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 410-422.

· Richins, Marsha L., and S. Dawson (1992), "A Consumer Values Orientation for Materialism and Its Measurement: Scale Development and Validation." Journal of Consumer Research, 19, 303-316.

· Richins, Marsha L. (1996), "Materialism, Desire, and Discontent: Contributions of Idealized Advertising Images and Social Comparison," in Marketing and Consumer Research in the Public Interest, R.P. Hill, ed., Sage, 109-132.

Other Excellent Sources

· Abramson, Paul R., and Ronald Inglehart (1996), "Formative Security, Education, and Postmaterialism: A Response to Davis," Public Opinion Quarterly, 60, 450-455.

· Ahuvia, A.C. (2001), "Well-Being in Cultures of Choice: A Cross-Cultural Perspective," American Psychologist, 56, 77.

· Belk, Russell W. (1982), "Worldly Possessions: Issues and Criticisms," in Advances in Consumer Research, Vol. 10, R.P. Baggozzi and A.M. Tybout, eds., Association for Consumer Research, 514-519.

· Belk, Russell W. (1983), "Three Scales to Measure Constructs Related to Materialism: Reliability, Validity and Relationships to Measures of Happiness," in Advances in Consumer Research, Vol. 11, Thomas Kinnear, ed., Association for Consumer Research, 291-297.

· Belk, Russell W. (1995), "Collecting as Luxury Consumption: Effects on Individuals and Households," Journal of Economic Psychology, 16, 477-490.

· Brannen, Mary Yoko (1992), "Cross-Cultural Materialism: Commodifying Culture in Japan," in Meaning, Measure, and Morality of Materialism, F. Rudmin and M. Richins, eds., Association for Consumer Research, 167-181.

· Brickman, Philip, Dan Coates, and Ronnie Janoff-Bulman (1978), "Lottery Winners and Accident Victims: Is Happiness Relative?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36 (8), 917-927.

· Clarke, Harold D., Allan Kornberg, Chris McIntyre, Petra Bauer-Kaase, and Max Kaase (1999), "The Effect of Economic Priorities on the Measurement of Value Change: New Experimental Evidence," American Political Science Review, 93 (3, September), 637-647.

· Davis, Darren W., and Christian Davenport (1999), "Assessing the Validity of the Postmaterialism Index," American Political Science Review, 93 (3, September), 649-664.

· Davis, James A. (1996), "Review Essay on Value Change in Global Perspective," Public Opinion Quarterly, 60, 322-331.

· Diener, Ed, Jeff Horwitz, and Robert A. Emmons (1985), "Happiness of the Very Wealthy," Social Indicators Research, 16, 263-274.

· Easterlin, Richard A. (1995), "Will Raising the Incomes of All Increase the Happiness of All?" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 27, 35-47.

· Easterlin, Richard A., and Eileen M. Crimmins (1991), "Private Materialism, Personal Self-Fulfillment, Family Life, and Public Interest: The Nature, Effects, and Causes of Recent Changes in the Values of American Youth," Public Opinion Quarterly, 55, 499-533.

· Fournier, S., and M.L. Richins (1991), "Some Theoretical and Popular Notions Concerning Materialism," review of To Have Possessions: A Handbook on Ownership and Property, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 403-414.

· Ger, Guliz, and Russell W. Belk (1996), "Cross-Cultural Differences in Materialism," Journal of Economic Psychology, 17, 55-77.

· Holt, Douglas B. (1995), "How Consumers Consume: A Typology of Consumption Practices," Journal of Consumer Research, 22, 1-16.

· Hunt, James M., Jerome B. Kernan, and Deborah J. Mitchell (1996), "Materialism As Social Cognition: People, Possessions, and Perception," Journal of Consumer Psychology, 5 (1), 65-83.

· Inglehart, Ronald, and Paul R. Abramson (1999), "Measuring Postmaterialism," American Political Science Review, 93 (3, September), 665-677.

· Inglehart, Ronald, and Paul R. Abramson (1994), Value Change in Global Perspective, University of Michigan Press.

· Kasser, Tim, and Richard M. Ryan (2001), "Be Careful What You Wish For: Optimal Functioning and the Relative Attainment of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Goals," in Life Goals and Well-Being: Towards a Positive Psychology of Human Striving, Peter Schmuck and Kennon M. Sheldon eds., Hogrefe and Huber Publishers, 116-131.

· Kasser, Tim, and Richard M. Ryan (1996), "Further Examining the American Dream: Differential Correlates of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Goals," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22 (3, March), 280-287.

· Kasser, Tim, Richard M. Ryan, Melvin Zax, and Arnold J. Sameroff (1995), "The Relations of Maternal and Social Environments to Late Adolescents' Materialistic and Prosocial Values," Developmental Psychology, 31 (6), 907-914.

· La Barbera, Prescilla A., and Zeynep Gurhan (1997), "The Role of Materialism, Religiosity, and Demographics in Subjective Well-Being," Psychology and Marketing, 14, 71-97.

· Larsen, Val, Joseph M. Sirgy, and Newell D. Wright (1999), "Materialism: The Construct, Measures, Antecedents, and Consequences," Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, 3 (2), 75-107.

· Looft, W.R. (1971), "The Psychology of More," American Psychologist, 26, 561-565.

· McGregor, Ian, and Brian R. Little (1998), "Personal Projects, Happiness, and Meaning: On Doing Well and Being Yourself," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74 (2), 494-512.

· Michalos, Alex C. (1989), "Discrepancies between Perceived Income Needs and Actual Incomes," Social Indicators Research, 21, 293-296.

· Mick, David Glen (1996), "Are Studies of Dark Side Variables Confounded by Socially Desirable Responding? The Case of Materialism," Journal of Consumer Research, 23, 106-119.

· Oishi, Shigehiro, Ed Diener, Eunkook Suh, and Richard E. Lucas (1999), "Value as a Moderator in Subjective Well-Being," Journal of Personality, 67 (1), 157-184.

· Oropesa, R.S. (1995), "Consumer Possessions, Consumer Passions, and Subjective Well-Being," Sociological Forum, 10, 215-244.

· Richins, Marsha L. (1994), "Special Possessions and the Expression of Material Values," Journal of Consumer Research, 21, 522-533.

· Richins, Marsha L., and Floyd W. Rudmin (1994), "Materialism and Economic Psychology," Journal of Economic Psychology, 15, 217-231.

· Rindfleisch, Aric, James E. Burroughs, and Frank Denton (1997), "Family Structure, Materialism, and Compulsive Consumption," Journal of Consumer Research, 23 (March), 312-325.

· Sagiv, Lilach, and Shalom H. Schwartz (2000), "Value Priorities and Subjective Well-Being: Direct Relations and Congruity Effects," European Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 177-198.

· Sangster, Roberta L., and Robert W. Reynolds (1996), "A Test of Inglehart's Socialization Hypothesis for the Acquisition of Materialist/Postmaterialist Values: The Influence of Childhood Poverty on Adult Values," Political Psychology, 17 (2), 253-269.

· Schyns, Peggy (2000), "The Relationship between Income, Changes in Income and Life-Satisfaction in West Germany and the Russian Federation: Absolute, Relative, or a Combination of Both?" in Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research, Vol. 4, E. Diener and D.R. Rahtz, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 83-109.

· Sheldon, Kennon M., and Tim Kasser (1998), "Pursuing Personal Goals: Skills Enable Progress, but Not All Progress Is Beneficial," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1319-1331.

· Sirgy, M. Joseph (1997), "Materialism and Quality of Life," Social Indicators Research, 6, 1-34.

· Sirgy, M. Joseph, Dong-Jin Lee, Val Larsen, and Newell Wright (1998), "Satisfaction with Material Possessions and General Well-Being: The Role of Materialism," Journal of Consumer Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, 11, 103-118.

· Wong, N., and A.C. Ahuvia (1998), "Personal Taste and Family Face: Luxury Consumption in Confucian and Western Societies," Psychology and Marketing, 15, 423-441.

· Wright, Newell D. and Val Larsen (1993), "Materialism and Life Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis," Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction, and Complaining Behavior, 6, 158-165.

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