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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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Therefore, materialistic people do not like to lend things, even to good friends and do not enjoy donating things to charities.
At the Philippine National Police's mass wedding for its personnel at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, PNP Director General Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa told the wives of his men not to be materialistic as this was one of the major causes of policemen resorting to corruption.
One negative component of materialistic values is the lack of control over consumption.
There is some inconsistency in previous findings concerning the relationship between materialistic values and environmental attitudes and behaviors.
The masked depression selected for this study was materialistic depression.
Other studies have tried to identify factors that influence a materialistic attitude.
These studies have found that the materialistic self is external and fragile; however, why materialism can impact the self in this manner requires further investigation.
This is not a denial of evolution itself, something Nagel remains convinced of (30), but of materialistic evolution.
It's a significant finding because research with adults suggests that materialistic children may become less happy later in life, said Opree, a research associate at the University of Amsterdam School of Communication Research.
It is true that success in the materialistic world does not guarantee happiness, just as a soft pillow and bed do not guarantee sound sleep.
If you're materialistic you are more likely to be selfish.
The researchers' analysis showed that couples who say money is not important to them score 10 to 15 percent better on marriage stability and other measures of relation ship quality than couples where one or both are materialistic.