Can't Buy Happiness?

Money, personality, and well-being

What Can Be Done to Help With Compulsive Spending Habits?

We asked about their materialistic values, addictive shopping behavior, and motivations behind their purchases with widely-used questionnaires in order to explore the relationship between these three things. We learned that individuals who value material possessions are more likely to shop compulsively because they don't manage their credit well. Read More

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Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University.

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