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The things we love : How our passions connect us and make us who we are  Cover Image Book Book

The things we love : How our passions connect us and make us who we are / Aaron Ahuvia, PhD.

Ahuvia, Aaron, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316498227
  • ISBN: 031649822X
  • Physical Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"'In The Things We Love,' Dr. Aaron Ahuvia presents astonishing discoveries that prove we are far less 'rational' than we think when it comes to our possessions and hobbies. In fact, we have passionate relationships with the things we love, and these relationships are driven by influences deep within our culture and our biology. Some of our passions are sudden, obsessive, and fleeting; others are devoted and lifelong affairs. Some turn dark: we become hoarders, or would prefer to destroy certain objects rather than let anyone else own them. And as technology improves, becoming increasingly addictive, one wonders: might our lives become so dominated by our emotional ties to things that we lose interest in other people? Packed with fascinating case studies,scientific analysis, and takeaways for living in a modern and ever-so-material world, 'The Things We Love' offers a truly original and insightful look into our love for inanimate objects--and how better understanding these relationships can enrich and improve our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hobbies > Psychological aspects.
Collectors and collecting > Psychological aspects.
Novelties > Psychological aspects.
Material culture.
Consumption (Economics) > Social aspects.
Collectors and collecting.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 790.13 AHUVIA 2022 (Text) 0001002420097 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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