Humans depend on resources to survive and reproduce. Historically, those who successfully competed for resources thrived while those who failed languished. Although most residents of developed economies no longer struggle for basic resources, such as food and shelter, they are increasingly reliant on technological products such as cell phones and laptop computers for work and maintaining social relationships. An important characteristic of these products is that they take on different transitory states as they are used. For example, a cell phone will be in a full state after charging overnight but will lose its charge after usage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Advances in Consumer Research|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Economics and Econometrics