To do, to have, or to share? Valuing experiences over material possessions depends on the involvement of others.

  title={To do, to have, or to share? Valuing experiences over material possessions depends on the involvement of others.},
  author={Peter A. Caprariello and Harry T. Reis},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={104 2},
Recent evidence indicates that spending discretionary money with the intention of acquiring life experiences-events that one lives through-makes people happier than spending money with the intention of acquiring material possessions-tangible objects that one obtains and possesses. We propose and show that experiences are more likely to be shared with others, whereas material possessions are more prone to solitary use and that this distinction may account for their differential effects on… 

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