Tim Kasser presents "Materialistic Values and Ethics: A View from the Psychological Research"
Psychology professor at Knox College, Tim Kasser will present “Materialistic Values and Ethics: A View from the Psychological Research” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in
the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Kasser specializes in the study of people's values and goals and how they relate to quality of life. Over the last decade he has been especially focused on studying 'materialistic values,' i.e., being wealthy, having many possessions, being attractive, and being popular. He has discovered that when people believe materialistic values are important, they report less happiness and more distress, have poorer interpersonal relationships, contribute less to the community, and engage in more ecologically damaging behaviors.
Kasser's presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart
Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series. The event is free and
open to the public. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics
in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.