Faces are "faces"
Owned objects get conversations started, and that’s generally a good thing. Wiener, Bettman, and Luce report that “consumers can use publically displayed products [they own] as tools to help them to initiate conversations with others, facilitate self-disclosure, and help these conversations go well. . . . the products a person chooses to display may influence how successful the ‘first meeting’ conversation between two strangers is. Specifically, we examine how products can facilitate self-disclosure. Self-disclosure increases liking between people (Collins & Miller, 1994). . . . .
Rozenkrants, Wheeler, and Shiv studied how humans convey information about themselves through the
Speer and Delgado report that thinking about happy memories enhances wellbeing when people are st
It seems that acquiring things can indeed make us happy, as long as the new items align with our
We use the things that we “own” to evaluate ourselves.
Gjersoe and her team have learned that our national culture influences how we respond to objects.
Researchers Justin Moss and Jon Maner of Florida State University have conducted research that ag
Misra and her team have learned that if a mobile device (defined as a smartphone, cell phone, la
Religious symbols in public places - positive ramifications