Monday 12th Dec 1900-2100

The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Govan,, G51 3UU Glasgow

Join us for another stimulating evening in our winter learning series. In the runup to Christmas, we’re exposed to more and more advertising, encouraging us to spend our way to happiness. Our guest speaker, Tim Kasser, will present evidence for the high price of materialism and explore alternatives of what really makes a merry Christmas.

Tim Kasser, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, ecological sustainability, and quality of life, among other topics, and is also the author of three books, including The High Price of Materialism (MIT Press, 2002). Tim works extensively with a variety of activist and civil society organisations that protect children from commercialisation, that promote ecological sustainability, and that encourage a more “inwardly rich” lifestyle than what is offered by consumerism.

Light refreshments provided. Entry by donation.