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materialism

Philosophy
The philosophical theory that nothing exists in the universe but matter and energy.

Psychology
A personal preoccupation with material things and comforts, to the exclusion of intellectual, spiritual and cultural pursuits.
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The paper aims to approach materialism that, in the most widely accepted conceptualization, is defined as a higher concern for acquisition and possession of goods instead of non-material sources of life satisfaction.
Belk (1985) conceives materialism as trait aspects of living in a material world and examines the human and social impact of this feature of consumerist behaviour.
Thus, understanding the "origins" (antecedents) and the "purposes' (consequents) of materialism in the act of consuming is crucial to better measuring this construct.
2009), positive (Fitzmaurice & Comegys, 2006) or neutral relationship with materialism (Benmoyal-Buzaglo & Moschis, 2010).
This article enriches the literature with a research study that evaluates the influence of a range of factors identified in the literature on children's materialism using structural equation modeling.
At the highest levels of materialism, such possessions assume a central role in a person's life and are believed to provide the greatest sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction in life either directly (as ends) or indirectly (as means to end).
Like historical materialism previously, new materialisms such as actor-network-theory, object orientated ontologies in general, enchanted and affective materialisms have been accused of leading to 'bad politics' (Fuller, 2000; Kirsch and Mitchell, 2004).
At the same time, historical materialism has also been diagnosed as a problem.
Further, this paper addresses how managers can come to terms with materialism and today's consumer, especially in light of religion and religiosity.
In the current study, my aim was to explain people's attitudes toward transactional sex through the interaction between materialism and objectification.
Now, 30 long years later, I believe I now understand how horrific some people can become when they are consciously guided by dialectical materialism.
This theoretical perspective on the origins of dominance is likely to be consistent with materialism.