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Further Examining the American Dream: Differential Correlates of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Goals
Empirical research and organismic theories suggest that lower well-being is associated with having extrinsic goals focused on rewards or praise relatively central to one's personality in comparisonExpand
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Are Psychological and Ecological Well-being Compatible? The Role of Values, Mindfulness, and Lifestyle
Happiness and ecological well-being are often portrayed as conflictual pursuits, but they may actually be complementary. In samples of adolescents (Study 1) and adults (Study 2), we tested thisExpand
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Pursuing Personal Goals: Skills Enable Progress, but Not all Progress is Beneficial
Although goal theorists have speculated about the causes and consequences of making progress at personal goals, little longitudinal research has examined these issues. In the current prospectiveExpand
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Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety?
This study examined the effectiveness of different types of art activities in the reduction of anxiety. After undergoing a brief anxiety-induction, 84 undergraduate students were randomly assigned toExpand
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The Independent Effects of Goal Contents and Motives on Well-Being: It’s Both What You Pursue and Why You Pursue It
The assertion that both the content of goals and the motives behind goals affect psychological well-being has been controversial. Three studies examined this issue directly, showing that both whatExpand
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The Urge to Splurge: A Terror Management Account of Materialism and Consumer Behavior
This article presents terror management theory (TMT) as a way to understand how the human awareness of death affects materialism, conspicuous consumption, and consumer decisions. The pursuit ofExpand
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The relationship between materialism and personal well-being: A meta-analysis.
This meta-analysis investigates the relationship between individuals' materialistic orientation and their personal well-being. Theoretical approaches in psychology agree that prioritizing money andExpand
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Materialistic values and well‐being in business students
We explored whether values focused on money, image, and popularity are associated with lowered well-being, even in environmental circumstances supportive of such values. To this end, we administeredExpand
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Coherence and congruence: two aspects of personality integration.
Coherence and congruence-based measures of personality integration were related to a variety of healthy personality characteristics. Functional coherence was defined as occurring when participants'Expand
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Materialistic Values and Goals.
  • T. Kasser
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 4 January 2016
Materialism comprises a set of values and goals focused on wealth, possessions, image, and status. These aims are a fundamental aspect of the human value/goal system, standing in relative conflictExpand
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