Monday, December 10, 2007

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Food prices up by one third.

Jennifer has left a new comment on your post "Food prices up by one third":

I just found the journal article (Chaplin, L. N. & John, D. R. "Growing up in a Material World: Age Differences in Materialism in Children and Adolescents." J. Consumer Res., vol. 34, p. 480), and it has absolutely nothing to do with unhappy Hummer drivers. So it grates on me a bit the research is being spun that way in the blogosphere. It looks like the researches were trying to show why materialism spikes among younger adolescents, and why restricting things like TV watching and corporate advertising in schools doesn't really address the root of the problem. The relationship between materialism and happiness in adults with respect to their vehicles is probably a far more complicated one, but the same general idea is probably there.

(Don't mind me, I needed a good excuse to try out Chicago Journals Online.)

Posted by Jennifer to Cyclelicious at 12/10/2007 02:18:00 PM