Loneliness, material possession love, and consumers' physical well-being

John L. Lastovicka, Laurel Anderson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Scopus citations


We consider the physical well-being consequences of consumers who treat beloved possessions as emotional partners in consumer-object relationships. We review both the positive and negative physical well-being outcomes of consumer-object relationships. From this review, we offer both insights about apparently contradictory sources of evidence as well as some direction for future research on this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConsumption and Well-Being in the Material World
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789400773684
ISBN (Print)9400773676, 9789400773677
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014


  • Compensatory consumption
  • Consumer attachment
  • Consumer well-being
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Loneliness
  • Material possession love

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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