Daily existence is more interconnected to consumer behaviors than ever before, encompassing many issues of well-being. Problems include unhealthy eating; credit card mismanagement; alcohol, tobacco, pornography, and gambling abuse; marketplace discrimination; and ecological deterioration; as well as at-risk groups who are impoverished, impaired, or elderly. Opportunities for well-being via consumer behaviors include empowerment via the Internet, product sharing, leisure pursuits, family consumption, and pro-environmental activities, among others. In 2005 the Association for Consumer Research launched Transformative Consumer Research (TCR). Its mission is to foster research on quality of life that is both rigorous and applied for better assisting consumers, their caregivers, policy administrators, and executives. This edited volume includes 33 chapters on a wide range of topics by expert international authors. All royalties from sales of this book are donated to the Association to support TCR grants.See also Childhood obesity prevalence, 304 youth, 38, 42a43 Objective understanding, 342 Obsessive-compulsive disorders, 529 Office ... research methods, 575a576 as vulnerable consumers information processing deficits and, 43a44 persuasion knowledge research, ... adults, 47 issues unique to youth, 46 Privatization and sharing, 625a626, 628a629, 639, 642, 644 Prize Essay 730 SUBJECT INDEX.
|Title||:||Transformative Consumer Research for Personal and Collective Well-being|
|Author||:||David Glen Mick, Simone Pettigrew, Cornelia (Connie) Pechmann|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012|