Tim Kasser

Tim Kasser is a professor of psychology at Knox College. His primary research concerns people’s values and goals, and how they relate to quality of life. Over the last decade he has been especially focused on studying ‘materialistic values,’ i.e., being wealthy, having many possessions, being attractive, and being popular. He is the author of a number of books including The High Price of Materialism, and Psychology and Consumer Culture (with Allen Kanner), and Lucy in the Mind of Lennon: An Empirical Analysis of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.