A dark side of the American dream: correlates of financial success as a central life aspiration.

@article{Kasser1993ADS,
  title={A dark side of the American dream: correlates of financial success as a central life aspiration.},
  author={Tim Kasser and Richard M. Ryan},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={
          410-22
        }
}
Aspiring for financial success is an important aspect of capitalist cultures. Three studies examine the hypothesis that values and expectancies for wealth and money are negatively associated with adjustment and well-being when they are more central to an individual than other self-relevant values and expectancies. Studies 1 and 2 use 2 methods to show that the relative centrality of money-related values and expectancies is negatively related to college students' well-being and mental health… CONTINUE READING

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