The Bucket List: How Consumers Customize Temporal Perspective to Guide and Shape Their Life-Story

Jeffrey R. Carlson, University of Connecticut, USA
Anna Jansson Vredeveld, University of Connecticut, USA
This research explores how consumers use ‘bucket-lists’ to construct life plans that shape identity relevant goals. We contend that consumers use experience related goals to customize their temporal perspective in order to create a coherent self-narrative that interlinks the past, present and future self.
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Jeffrey R. Carlson and Anna Jansson Vredeveld (2013) ,"The Bucket List: How Consumers Customize Temporal Perspective to Guide and Shape Their Life-Story", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.