4-I: Good Looks, Possessions, and Stereotypes: the Relationship Between Physical Attractiveness and Materialism

Tabitha Thomas, University of Otago, New Zealand
Kirsten Robertson, University of Otago, New Zealand
Maree Thyne, University of Otago, New Zealand
Prior research has shown that internalizing materialism and appearance related ideals negatively impact adults' well-being, however little is known whether young children also internalize similar ideals. Thus, in the present research using Dittmar’s (2008) framework, we examine the ages at which children start perceiving links between physical attractiveness and materialism.
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Tabitha Thomas, Kirsten Robertson, and Maree Thyne (2017) ,"4-I: Good Looks, Possessions, and Stereotypes: the Relationship Between Physical Attractiveness and Materialism", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1061-1061.