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Consumer Culture, Identity and Well-Being: The Search for the 'Good Life' and the 'Body Perfect' (European Monographs in Social Psychology) download ebook

by Helga Dittmar

Consumer Culture, Identity and Well-Being: The Search for the 'Good Life' and the 'Body Perfect' (European Monographs in Social Psychology) download ebook
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1841696080
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978-1841696089
Author:
Helga Dittmar
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Psychology Press; 1 edition (September 17, 2007)
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296 pages
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This book is of interest to anybody who wants to find out more about the psychological effects of living in modern consumer societies on children, adolescents, and adults.

Helga Dittmar, . hil, is Reader in Psychology at the University of Sussex in England, where she completed her . Job satisfaction, spirituality, community service are the best predictors of well-being, rather than money. hil, is Reader in Psychology at the University of Sussex in England, where she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, after beginning her studies in psychology at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. People use shopping as self-medication to try and treat their depression instead of fixing what's really wrong with their lives.

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The European Monographs in Social Psychology series is published in conjunction with the European Association of Social Psychology, to support authored books for advanced students covering social topics that promote a European intellectual perspective to the rest of the world. At a time when cultural and political frontiers in Europe are being redrawn, there could hardly be a more appropriate time to promote a distinctively European intellectual perspective to the rest of the world.

Consumer Culture, Identity and Well-Being

Consumer Culture, Identity and Well-Being.

Throughout, different approaches from social psychology are integrated .

Throughout, different approaches from social psychology are integrated, such as self-completion, self-discrepancy and value theory, to create a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding the impact of internalising core consumer culture ideals on how individuals see themselves and the implications this has for their psychological and physical health. Consumer Culture and Socialisation 9. What is the Price of Consumer Culture? Consequences, Implications, and the Cage Within.

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Consumer culture, identity and well-being: European monographs in social psychology. East Sussex: Psychology Press. Body image: understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women and children.

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Автор: Dittmar, Helga Название: Consumer culture, identity and well-being Издательство: Taylor . Finally, they describe the measures that are currently in use and the types of measures that are most likely to be valuable in the policy domain

Finally, they describe the measures that are currently in use and the types of measures that are most likely to be valuable in the policy domain.

Advertising, materialism and consumption are central aspects of contemporary Western culture. We are bombarded with idealised images of the perfect body, desirable consumer goods, and affluent lifestyles, yet psychology is only just beginning to take account of the profound influence these consumer culture ideals have on individuals’ sense of identity and worth.

Consumer Culture, Identity, and Well-Being documents the negative psychological impact consumer culture can have on how individuals view themselves and on their emotional welfare. It looks at the social psychological dimensions of having, buying and wanting material goods, as well as the pursuit of media-hyped appearance ideals. In particular, it focuses on:

the purchasing of material goods as a means of expressing and seeking identity, and the negative consequences of this psychological buying motivations in conventional buying environments and on the Internet the unrealistic socio-cultural beauty ideals embodied by idealized models.

Throughout, different approaches from social psychology are integrated, such as self-completion, self-discrepancy and value theory, to create a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding the impact of internalising core consumer culture ideals on how individuals see themselves and the implications this has for their psychological and physical health.This book is of interest to anybody who wants to find out more about the psychological effects of living in modern consumer societies on children, adolescents, and adults. More specifically, it will be of interest to students and researchers in social psychology, sociology, media studies, communication and other social sciences, as well as to psychologists, health workers, and practitioners interested in the topics of identity, consumption pathologies, body image, and body-related behaviours.

Reviews:
  • Burilar
The book discusses people's social psychological needs for popularity, identity, and happiness. People try to fulfill these needs through material goods. People use material goods as a substitute for love. Contemporary life has become, "perpetual shopping." Materialism is no longer seen as a problem, but as the meaning of life.

The book discusses how much our identities have become intertwined with our material possessions. Native Americans used to be buried with their possessions so that other tribe members would not become, "contaminated" with their personality. People often believe that their material possessions contain their spirit. People fear being robbed, not for the economic loss, but the perceived loss of their identity. The fear is as if someone can break into your house and steal your soul.

Materialistic people are less happy and have more psychological problems than people who want what they already have. Seeking material possessions makes you dependent on outside factors and takes away scarce resources from your intrinsic needs which leads to lower levels of satisfaction. Job satisfaction, spirituality, community service are the best predictors of well-being, rather than money. People use shopping as self-medication to try and treat their depression instead of fixing what's really wrong with their lives.

Why do we keep buying material possessions even though they don't make us happy? We see material possessions as a bridge to a life we aspire to.
  • sunrise bird
Books like this walk a difficult line. How do you include enough detail about the scientific research to make the text worth the reader's time but not so much as to bore the layperson? It's a tough job. While I think some points were harped on for a bit too long, the book does a fairly good job overall of achieving the balance.