Experiences Beat Possessions: Why Materialism Causes Unhappiness

The PsyBlog says:

“Materialism is a dirty word. It also gets a bad rap in psychology. Studies consistently show that people who agree with statements like ‘You will buy things just because you want them,’ tend to be:

  • Less satisfied with life,
  • Less happy,
  • More likely to be depressed,
  • More likely to be paranoid,
  • More likely to be narcissistic.

But, just like studies examining the connection between success and happiness, many of the findings are correlational. As a result we can’t say for sure that materialism causes all these things, only that they’re associated. So, for better evidence, cue the experiment …”

You can read more here.

Experiences Beat Possessions: Why Materialism Causes Unhappiness
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