University of Rochester

EVENT: Talk by psychologist Tim Kasser on materialistic values

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, in 201 Lattimore Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

April 19, 2007

Tim Kasser, associate professor of psychology at Knox College, will speak on "The Good Life or the Goods Life?: Psychological Explorations of Values and Well-Being." The talk will focus on how personal well-being is influenced by messages promoting materialism. A reception will follow the talk.

Kasser received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Rochester in 1994. He has written numerous articles on materialism, values, and goals, and has authored two books, The High Price of Materialism (2002) and Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World (2003). He is currently associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences.

Kasser's talk is funded by The Humanities Project, an initiative at the University of Rochester emphasizing the influence and contributions of the humanities to academic and civic life.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-9249.