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People Who Experience Traumatic Events Tend To Spend Compulsively
2013-09-26 19:09:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, terrorist attacks lead materialistic people to look for comfort in their credit card. Researchers determined that when materialistic people experience traumatic events like a terrorist attack, it makes them more likely to spend compulsively. “When the going gets tough, the materialistic go shopping,” according to Ayalla Ruvio, assistant...

Growing Gap between Teen Materialism And Work Ethic
2013-05-02 09:20:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by San Diego State University (SDSU) has set out to answer the question: Are today´s youth really more materialistic and less motivated than past generations, or do adults tend to perceive moral weakness in the next generation? SDSU psychology professor Jean M. Twenge and Tim Kasser, psychology professor at Knox College, show that there is in fact a growing gap for today´s young adults between the desire to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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