By: Carol Maxym, PhD. Affluenza is back in the news. Why? Because, I think, almost everyone finds Affluenza deeply offensive. As a whole, we’re offended by the idea that a person could break the law in so many ways without being held accountable. However, not having learned responsibility is hardly a defense for shirking consequences. But here’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, PhD. Affluenza is defined as the unhealthy psychological and social effects of affluence. This condition is typically characterized by feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolationism. In its most extreme form, materialism and hyper-consumption associated with wealth and success can result in chronic unhappiness, debt, overwork, stress, and poor relationships. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.