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Kasser, Tim

Overview
Works: 19 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 4,475 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comic books, strips, etc  Nonfiction comics  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tim Kasser
The high price of materialism by Tim Kasser( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further materialistic gains do little to improve our well-being. But Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people's materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy - regardless of age, income, or culture." "Kasser examines what happens when we organize our lives around materialistic pursuits. He looks at the effects on our internal experience and interpersonal relationships, as well as on our communities and the world at large. He shows that materialistic values actually undermine our well-being, as they maintain feelings of insecurity, weaken interpersonal ties, and make us feel less free. Kasser not only defines the problem, but proposes ways we can change ourselves, our families, and society to become less materialistic."--Jacket
Psychology and consumer culture : the struggle for a good life in a materialistic world by Tim Kasser( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychology and Consumer Culture provides an in-depth psychological analysis of consumerism that draws from a wide range of theoretical, clinical, and methodological approaches. The contributors to this edited volume demonstrate that consumerism and the culture that surrounds it exert profound and often undesirable effects both on people's individual lives and on society as a whole. Far from being distant influences, advertising, consumption, materialism, and the capitalistic economic system affect personal, social, and ecological well-being on many levels."--Jacket
Lucy in the mind of Lennon by Tim Kasser( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since John Lennon composed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative psychological methods to the song's lyrics and music. He deeply analyzes the song's linguistic structure, its basic theme, and the way its words and music had been used by Lennon in earlier songs. As the findings accumulate, Kasser weaves them together with the facts of Lennon's life and established psychological theories to provide an integrative (and sometimes surprising) perspective on the psychological processes that led Lennon to write Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Kasser goes on to follow the unfolding of these personal dynamics in later Lennon songs like I am the Walrus, Yer Blues, and Working Class Hero."--Jacket
Hypercapitalism : the modern economy, its values, and how to change them by Larry Gonick( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and French and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling cartoonist of The Cartoon History of the Universe comes an explosive graphic takedown of capitalism Bestselling "overeducated cartoonist" Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and hilarious accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the story of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser, an expert on how happiness and values relate to our materialist society, to create an incomparable cartoon guide to what, exactly, is wrong with modern life, why we're all so miserable-and what can be done about it. Hypercapitalism is an accessible and pointed cartoon guide to the threats to humans, our society, and the environment posed by the current form of global capitalism. A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism also provides a concise introduction to the thinkers (Stiglitz, Piketty, Sandel, Schor, et al.), movements (voluntary simplicity, the sharing economy, intentional communities, the time-affluence movement), and concepts (hypercapitalism, corporate power, GNP alternatives), that are critical to understanding and changing the world we live in. In pointed, profound, and entertaining cartoon narratives, the authors take readers inside the inner workings of the global economy, rendering even the most complex ideas in clear, plain--and sometimes hilarious--terms"--
Meeting environmental challenges : the role of human identity by Tom Crompton( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addressing environmental challenges like climate change, governments, charities and business tend to focus either on changing policy or business practice, or on urging individuals to adopt different behaviour. The role of human identity is largely absent from the debate. And yet, our identities - who we see ourselves as being - have a profound impact in shaping the responses we make to environmental challenges. This provocative book will rattle the cages of many environmentalists, 'green-minded' business-people and policy makers. In it, Crompton and Kasser suggest that many current approaches to addressing problems like climate change may actually inadvertently serve to reinforce those aspects of identity that drive us towards unsustainable behaviour in first place. They suggest that it will only be by re-shaping political debate and social institutions in order to promote more helpful aspects of identity that we can have any hope of meeting environmental challenges. The book closes by highlighting the opportunities that this perspective presents for building new alliances between people working not just on environmental issues, but also on a range of social and developmental concerns: Many of those aspects of human identity that frustrate progress on the environmental agenda also frustrate progress on meeting other challenges."--Publisher's description
Values, food and bags a study of consumption decisions in a laboratory supermarket by Tim Kasser( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the relation between people's personal values and environmentally friendly consumption behavior. We first assessed subjects' personal values using the Aspiration Index. Then subjects participated in a laboratory supermarket offering organic and conventional food products and different kinds of bags. The results suggest that subjects' personal values are poor predictors of their ecologically-relevant consumption behavior. However, we find that subjects who spontaneously reflected upon power values made less ecologically sustainable consumption decisions than did those who reflected on universalism values. We discuss methodological differences as possible reasons for variations between our results and those of earlier studies. -- conservation (ecological behavior) ; consumer behavior ; values
Az anyagiasság súlyos ára by Tim Kasser( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is satisfying about satisfying events? testing 10 candidate psychological needs by Kennon M Sheldon( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Further dismantling the American dream : correlates of intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations by Tim Kasser( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychology and consumer culture : the struggle for a good life in a materialistic world( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] provides an in-depth psychological analysis of consumerism that draws from a wide range of theoretical, clinical, and methodological approaches. [It] demonstrate[s] that consumerism and the culture that surrounds it exert profound and often undesirable effects both on people's individual lives and on society as a whole. Far from being distant influences, advertising, consumption, materialism, and the capitalistic economic system affect personal, social, and ecological well-being on many levels.-Dust jacket
Values, food and bags: A study of consumption decisions in a laboratory supermarket by Tim Kasser( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We study the relation between people's personal values and environmentally friendly consumption behavior. We first assessed subjects' personal values using the Aspiration Index. Then subjects participated in a laboratory supermarket offering organic and conventional food products and different kinds of bags. The results suggest that subjects' personal values are poor predictors of their ecologically-relevant consumption behavior. However, we find that subjects who spontaneously reflected upon power values made less ecologically sustainable consumption decisions than did those who reflected on universalism values. We discuss methodological differences as possible reasons for variations between our results and those of earlier studies
Coherence and congruence : two aspects of personality integration by Kennon M Sheldon( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Values, well-being & the environment : recent research & possible policies by Tim Kasser( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Openness to experience predicts intrinsic value shifts after deliberating one's own death( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Individual differences that might moderate processes of value shifting during and after deliberating one's own death remain largely unexplored. Two studies measured participants' openness and relative intrinsic-to-extrinsic value orientation (RIEVO) before randomly assigning them to conditions in which they wrote about their own death or dental pain for 6 days, after which RIEVO was assessed again up to 12 days later. When participants confronted thoughts about their own death over a sustained period, high openness to experience helped them shift toward intrinsic values. Implications for understanding openness' role in value reorientation from existential deliberation processes are discussed
GNP or Gross National Well-being? by Brown Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching About Values and Goals( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this article, I review how people organize values and goals in their minds and I suggest teaching demonstrations, exercises, and assignments to help students learn this material. I pay special attention to circumplex models, which represent the extent of conflict or compatibility between values and goals, and to the well-researched distinction between intrinsic (e.g., self-acceptance and community feeling) and extrinsic (e.g., financial success and image) goals. I also provide a brief overview of the literature regarding how both a dispositional focus on goals and the momentary activation of goals relate to people's personal well-being and to their prosocial and proenvironmental attitudes and behavior. Finally, I discuss implications for students' experiences with advertising messages in their day-to-day lives
Relations of maternal and social environments to late adolescents' materialistic and prosocial values by Tim Kasser( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consumerism, Society, and our Ecological Future by Tim Kasser( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture delivered at the University of Illinois, Springfield on April 22, 2014 by Tim Kasser
Happy by Roko Belic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion."--Container
 
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The high price of materialism
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Psychology and consumer culture : the struggle for a good life in a materialistic worldMeeting environmental challenges : the role of human identity
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