Why we buy? is the topic of consumerism conference

Impact of social media will also be discussed on Friday at RDC

Consumerism will be discussed from various perspectives at the third-annual Conversation on Mind symposium at Red Deer College.

What we buy, how and why we buy, and what value we ascribe to materialistic things, will be hashed out at the next RDC Psychology Society event about consumerism and its impact on human interactions.

This year’s talk will also cover social media and how it impacts us and our relationships with other people.

There is free admission to the Friday symposium at 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. A question and answer period will be held for the audience, and snacks and refreshments will be served.

Everyone is invited to attend: “This is an amazing opportunity to hear Red Deer College professors speak on a topic that affects us all, in ways we might not even realize,” say organizers.

The speakers are doctorate professors: Anomi Bearden, Jamie Prowse-Turner, Gregory Wells, Randy Johnson, and Daniel Haas.

Patryk Siergiej, president of the RDC Psychology Society, will moderate, along with vice-president Alanna Moore.

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