The Tipping Point: Going From Adaptive to Maladaptive Consumption Behavior Patterns

We examine the role of various factors that move seemingly benign consumption behaviors (e.g., eating, online communication/gaming, texting, exercising) from adaptive consumption to maladaptive consumption. We examine theoretical underpinnings of the factors that “tip” consumers into maladaptive-consumption and how consumers can return to adaptive consumption behavior.



Citation:

Ingrid Martin, Marlys Mason, and Maura Scott (2015) ,"The Tipping Point: Going From Adaptive to Maladaptive Consumption Behavior Patterns", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl , Carolyn Yoon, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 757-757.

Authors

Ingrid Martin, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Marlys Mason, Oklahoma State University, USA
Maura Scott, Florida State University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43 | 2015



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