Spent Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior
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Description: A leading evolutionary psychologist probes the hidden instincts behind our working, shopping, and spending Evolutionary psychology—the compelling science of human nature—has clarified the prehistoric origins of human behavior and influenced many fields ranging from economics to personal relationships. In SpentGeoffrey Miller applies this revolutionary science’s principles to a new domain: the sensual wonderland of marketing and status seeking that we call American consumer culture. Starting with the basic notion that the goods and services we buy unconsciously advertise our biological potential as mates and friends, Miller examines the hidden factors that dictate our choices in everything from lipstick to cars, from the magazines we read to the music we listen to. With humor and insight, Miller analyzes an array of product choices and deciphers what our decisions say about ourselves, giving us access to a new way of understanding—and improving—our behaviors. Like Freakonomicsor The Tipping Point, Spentis a bold and revelatory book that illuminates the unseen logic behind the chaos of consumerism and suggests new ways we can become happier consumers and more responsible citizens.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|Darwin Goes to the Mall|
|The Genius of Marketing|
|Why Marketing Is Central to Culture|
|This Is Your Brain on Money|
|The Fundamental Consumerist Delusion|
|Conspicuous Waste, Precision, and Reputation|
|Self-Branding Bodies, Self-Marketing Minds|
|The Central Six|
|Traits That Consumers Flaunt and Marketers Ignore|
|The Centrifugal Soul|
|The Will to Display|
|Exercises for the Reader|
|Further Reading and Viewing|