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Buying: A Search for an Identity and a Boost in Low Self-esteem

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Buying: A Search for an Identity and a Boost in Low Self-esteem. “...that one...”. Starved Piggy Bank?. Marcia Pine 6623 North 6 th Street Philadelphia, PA 19075. Discover Financial Services P.O. Box 6103 Carol Stream, IL 60197-6103. Image Citations. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Buying: A Search for an Identity and a Boost in Low Self-esteemIntroduction of TopicWhy I chose it originally going to study anxiety and buying. Anxiety can be classified as something pre-buying and post-buying1...that one...(Gift cards) Who here feels better after they buy something? Well, heres a gift card for you. Have fun because theres always that one I have to have that piece of merchandise2

Life revolves around the process of buying3

Although buying is not recognized as an unhealthy habit, it becomes damaging when used to fix two life issues the search for an identity and low self-esteem4No universal definition of compulsive buyingParameter for defining compulsive buying

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Compulsive buying can be measured by the Valence, DAstous and Fortier scale, shown here or Faber & OGuinn scale6Several reasons why a person uses retail therapyidentity construction through material goods, characterized by three key themes: belief that acquiring material goods is a central life goal, that they are the main route to identity, success, and happiness, and that material goods are the yardstick by which to evaluate self and others (Dittmar). Only a short-lived experience7one more thing to achieve a better self-image (Dittmar)New trends come out every week

8Money as wealth and power

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Materialistic people buy materials to aspire to be a better, more ideal, identity

10Search for identity leads to negative self-evaluation 11

High the brain createsDifferent sections, as you can see in this pictureDopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine

12Brain doesnt release this sensation normallyCycle of buying13

True Life: Im a Compulsive ShopperAli, raised in a single parent home; material things180 degree turn15Buying more and more, in hopes that one day, she would find the one item that would make her feel accepted16

True Life video clipExplain how her life revolves around buying17

Starved Piggy Bank?Financial problemsClifford J. Dog, pug in Northern California18

Marcia Pine6623 North 6th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19075

Discover Financial ServicesP.O. Box 6103Carol Stream, IL 60197-6103 Debt19Time management20Preoccupation of buying is time-consumingThis are a blur and forgotten21ConclusionForm of expression22

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