To do or to have? That is the question.

  title={To do or to have? That is the question.},
  author={Leaf Van Boven and Thomas Gilovich},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={85 6},
Do experiences make people happier than material possessions? In two surveys, respondents from various demographic groups indicated that experiential purchases-those made with the primary intention of acquiring a life experience--made them happier than material purchases. In a follow-up laboratory experiment, participants experienced more positive feelings after pondering an experiential purchase than after pondering a material purchase. In another experiment, participants were more likely to… 

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