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The culture of excess : how America lost self-control and why we need to redefine success

Author: J R Slosar
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009.
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The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation's psychological well-being. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping "Generation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Slosar, J.R. (Jay R.).
Culture of excess.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009
(DLC) 2009020509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J R Slosar
ISBN: 9780313377693 0313377693
OCLC Number: 647903977
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 205 pages)
Contents: Cultural narcissism 2.0 --
Marketplace mania --
Digital coping: loss, reality, and self-deception --
(Un)meaningful comparisons --
Health care: waste, excess, and brokers --
Social narcissism: images, reality, and heroes --
Multiple identity: isn't that special --
Generation we.
Responsibility: J.R. Slosar.

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