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• Time.com, June 27, 2013. "Americans are free to chase happiness, but too few actually achieve it. The answer is in knowing how—and where to look" (Read)
• The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2013. "Personal Finance: How money buys happiness. It's an age-old question: Can money truly buy us happiness?" (Read)
• MoneyShow.com, February 21, 2013. "BeyondThePurchase.org Reports the Top 5 Reasons Spending Less Will Make you Happier"(Read)
• Fox Business, January 17, 2013. "When You Can (and Can't) Buy Happiness"(Read)
• The Sacramento Bee, January 4, 2013. "BeyondThePurchase.org Finds that Perception of Time Affects Financial Behavior."(Read)
• Seattle Pi, October 5, 2012. "The Experience of Awe: Purchasing Can Produce Emotional Benefits."(Read)
• News Channel 10, August 23, 2012. "Inexpensive Purchases May Produce More Happiness Than Expensive Ones."(Read)
• TimesUnion.com, July 19, 2012. "Which Experience Is Best For You? Enjoyment of Experiences Is Influenced By Life Priorities and Values."(Read)
• KLAS-TV Las Vegas, May 21, 2012. "What Do People Want from Their Communities? After Basic Needs, People Want Friends Nearby."(Read)
• Yahoo News, April 18, 2012. "Can Money Buy Happiness After All? New Research Website Confirms Recent Scientific Findings: Experiential Buyers of All Kinds are Happier."(Read)
• The San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2012. "Can Money Buy Happiness After All? New Research Website Confirms Recent Scientific Findings: Experiential Buyers of All Kinds are Happier."(Read)
• The New York Times, April 4, 2012. "I Buy, Therefore I Am (Unless I Return It)."(Read)
• The MinnPost, February 7, 2012. "Why 'Experience' Shoppers are Happier"(Read)
• Mail Online, January 27, 2012. "Rise of the 'Experience' Shopper: Happiness is What You Do, Not What You Buy"(Read)
• Science Daily, January 26, 2012. "Are You a Happy Shopper? Research Website Help You Find Out"(Read)
• Psych Central, January 27, 2012. "Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to Happiness"(Read)

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Blog Posts:
Is the United States materialistic? The geography of consumption. -March 25, 2014
What is hedonism? A lesson from Dorian Gray. -February 3, 2014
What do personality traits tell us about consumer behavior? -January 26, 2014
Do Our Values Predict What We Buy? -January 21, 2014
You Know That Sex Sells. Do You Know Why? -September 26, 2013
People who manage their money are happier. -September 21, 2013
Many people do not have $1,000 saved for an emergency. -September 8, 2013
Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes (when spent correctly). -September 2, 2013
How can I Reduce my Compulsive Spending Habits? -August 26, 2013
The Billionaire?s Brain: Do You Have One? -August 21, 2013



Featured Studies
Hedonism Value Scale:
How much are you willing to sacrifice for pleasure?
26 questions
The Value of Money Scale:
How much do you think money will make you happy?
14 questions
Experiential Buying Scale:
Some people are gadget heads and some are foodies. Which do you spend your money on?
9 questions
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