Psychologiczny bilans korzyści i kosztów posiadania dóbr materialnych
Rocznik: 2005 Tom: 11 Numer: 2
The article shows that possession of material goods – besides undoubted advantages – is also connected with disadvantages, i.e. it involves bearing certain costs, mainly of a psychological nature. The analysis of costs has been conducted in terms of the assessment of the sense, efficiency, economic aspects, security and ethics of possession, taking into consideration that personal possessions have to be seen in the context of their quantity (how much wealth) and quality (what sort of goods). The author stresses the problem of technological and social „appropriateness” of possessions, which could influence the final balance of profits and costs. She also points out reasons underlying difficulties in assessing the individual relationship between benefits and costs of having material possessions.