collaboration, materialism, storytelling, psychology, writing, teaching, learning


Creative Writing | Psychology


Kristen S. Schrauben


Laurence José


This collaborative projects seeks to combine the disciplines of psychology and writing into a collection of short stories and learning materials dedicated to teaching young students the psychological concept of materialism. In order to accomplish this goal, Zoie Zvonar and Katherine Arnold have designed and created a set of materials that seek to inform, educate, and instill in those young students what materialism is, how to recognize it in our own lives, its consequences, and potential strategies to lower high materialistic tendencies. Zoie Zvonar created the companion guide, learning activities for both students and instructors, and an additional resources list for instructors. Katherine Arnold created the short stories, visual aids corresponding to each story and the concept of materialism in general, and a reflection on the creation process.