Latest Conspicuous consumption Stories

2012-12-18 11:10:59

A desire for expensive, high-status goods is related to feelings of social status - which helps explain why minorities are attracted to bling, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that racial minorities spend a larger portion of their incomes than do whites on conspicuous consumption — buying products that suggest high status. But a new study showed that whites could be induced to crave expensive, high-status products if they imagined themselves in a low-status...

2011-06-17 10:35:00

Men who are driving around in bright, flashy sports car are seeking dates and flings, according to a new study. However, for those seeking a mate, fire up the commuter car instead. Conspicuous spending by men is driven by the desire to have uncommitted romantic flings and unfortunately, women can see right through it, according to new research by faculty at Rice University, the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Minnesota. As peacocks flaunt their elaborate tails in...

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