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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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Proposition 23: The more materialistic people are, the more likely they are to be possessive, envious, and/or nongenerous.
(2003) studied 9-14 year old youth and concluded that most materialistic individuals had problems in their schooling.
Maybe people in small towns are not so wealthy, neither do they have a high materialistic desire, but I think they really know how to find happiness from small things that we urban people do not even notice," she added.
The quality of life is not dependent on materialistic possessions, and wellbeing is not materialistic in nature, but, secreted in life experiences and compassion towards others.
Thus, in this perspective, materialism does not refer to philosophical theories that explain the ontological reality through the existence of matter, but it makes mention of materialistic values, of what people consider useful or important.
The release also added that the army chief had contacted Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah and General Abdullah Nawaf Al Sabah, and mentioned that the helicopter had suffered 'minimal materialistic damage' and his delegation had suffered 'mild injuries'.
Jessy Ang, who has attended to soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, belied the thinking that policemen, who have been trained for years to handle conflict, could easily succumb to pressures from their materialistic wives.
Once basic needs are met, other factors moderate the level of happiness (Kasser and Ryan 1993; Zavestoski 2002), and materialistic values may begin to have a negative impact on CWB.
During his five-day visit, which begins Thursday, Francis is expected to encourage young Catholics to spread the faith and not get caught up in what he often calls a materialistic, ''throwaway'' culture.
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.