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Materialism and Relationships

  • By: Tim Kasser
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Human relationships take place in broader cultural contexts that provide the settings and norms governing how people relate to each other. Many contemporary humans live in cultural contexts characterized by capitalism and consumerism, both of which encourage individuals to ...

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