My Favorite Thing: How Special Possessions Can Increase Subjective Wellbeing
Valuing material possessions can increase wellbeing if consumers focus on possessions that are most special to them. In three studies, consumers who recalled a special possession reported greater subjective wellbeing than those who did not. This effect was mediated by a sense of connectedness derived from one’s special possession.
(Joyce) Jingshi Liu, Amy N. Dalton, and Anirban Mukhopadhyay (2017) ,"My Favorite Thing: How Special Possessions Can Increase Subjective Wellbeing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 228-232.
(Joyce) Jingshi Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Amy N. Dalton, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017
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