James A. Roberts, Ph.D.

James A. Roberts, Ph.D., is a professor of marketing and the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. He is interested in the social ramifications of our consumer culture, albeit the dark side of consumerism and marketing. Current research efforts focus on the topics of materialism, compulsive buying, credit card abuse, and self-control. He is the author of the book, Shiny Objects, which takes a careful look at what we can do to find true happiness in a culture awash in material possession.

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The Dark Side of Consumerism

How our love of material possessions impacts our happiness