Mar. 31, 2015 — Why is it so hard for consumers to save money? According to a new study, consumers are often impatient and do not think about the long-term consequences of spending ... full story
Mar. 31, 2015 — Why do some consumers make choices based on their feelings instead of rational assessments? According to a new study, consumers who consider themselves independent are more inclined to rely on ... full story
Mar. 31, 2015 — One of the most important shifts of the 21st century is the ability of consumers to participate in markets they love such as music and fashion. A new study reveals how ordinary consumers have changed ... full story
Mar. 31, 2015 — How do consumers react to products with diverse online reviews? According to a new study, a mix of positive and negative reviews can benefit products that are evaluated based on personal ... full story
Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... full story
Mar. 31, 2015 — Generous welfare benefit levels make people who are not in employment more likely to want to work rather than less, new research suggests. "Many scholars and commentators fear that generous ... full story
Mar. 30, 2015 — Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to ... full story
Mar. 26, 2015 — Researchers suggest that your brain is most likely deploying an 'index strategy,' a straightforward ranking of products, when you shop. It may not be an absolutely perfect calculation, ... full story
Mar. 25, 2015 — Harmful alcohol consumption in England is unlikely to be reduced by the Public Health Responsibility Deal because the majority of its interventions are ineffective, poorly reported or were already ... full story
Mar. 24, 2015 — A researcher has found that fans' interest in the sport and, thus, their desire to spend money differs based on the ... full story
Mar. 24, 2015 — Machine-made products today are often of very good quality, and many are relatively cheaper than their handmade counterparts. But they are missing the key ingredient of “love,” according to a new ... full story
Mar. 24, 2015 — Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. While awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs has increased, many teens are still ignorant of the significant ... full story
Mar. 24, 2015 — Online word-of-mouth communications are having a significant effect on product sales, yet research to date has failed to understand why that effect fluctuates, according to a new ... full story
Mar. 20, 2015 — Most firms do not use the skimming or penetration strategies that deliberately overprice or underprice new products. Marketers had long assumed that firms adopted either one of these two strategies ... full story
Mar. 20, 2015 — Government advertising campaigns to tackle excessive drinking are dismissed as irrelevant by young binge drinkers, because consuming extreme quantities of alcohol is part of their sub-cultural social ... full story
Mar. 19, 2015 — What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate? A new study finds that giving a drug that changes the neurochemical balance in the brain causes a greater willingness to engage in ... full story
Mar. 19, 2015 — The fifth edition of the Cancer Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress ... full story
Mar. 18, 2015 — Bad news in the media got you down? News consumers have only themselves to blame, says new research showing that it's actually buying habits that drive negative ... full story
Mar. 18, 2015 — Why do some countries seem to develop quickly while others remain poor? This question is at the heart of the so-called poverty or development trap problem. Using mathematics on open data sets ... full story
Mar. 17, 2015 — When publicly traded food firms face a meat or poultry recall, five factors influence stock price reactions most: severity to human health, recall size, firm size, firm’s experience and media ... full story
- Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future?
- When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions?
- How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business?
- A matter of taste: When do products benefit from mixed reviews?
- Do consumers think products are better when companies donate to charity?
- Generous welfare benefits make people more likely to want to work, not less
- Ultimate Fighting Championship should save heavyweight fights for pay per view
- Consumers value handmade products: What's love got to do with it?
- Legally High? Teenagers and Prescription Drug Abuse
- Use your real name: Online communication details that affect sales
- Firms don't use controversial skimming/penetration strategies to price products
- Government anti-drinking messages irrelevant to young binge drinkers, study finds
- Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality
- New tobacco atlas details scale, harms of tobacco epidemic
- Buyer's remorse: Model shows people demand all that bad news
- Understanding democracy, development traps using a data-driven approach
- Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
- E-cigarette advertising makes one crave ... tobacco?
- Electronic cigarette vapors contain toxins, have potential to be a public health concern
- Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers
- Product placement, branding growing in popular music
- Boredom, frustration trigger skin-picking, other compulsive behaviors
- Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
- Content creators leave social networks when messaging gets too easy
- Measuring the marketing effectiveness of asking versus telling
- National economy is best predictor of job satisfaction
- Teenage TV audiences and energy drink advertisements
- Budget first, thank yourself later: Are realistic consumers more successful?
- Deciding on a purchase: Does it matter if you look up or down while shopping?
- America's Next Top Model: How do fans contribute to the decline of their favorite TV shows?
- Politics of inequality and the inequality of politics
- Raising tobacco sales age to 21 is best way to prevent lifelong addiction
- Divorce fuels kids' sugary beverage consumption, study finds
- Loss of money for refusing a bribery generates more excitement than accepting it
- Young drinkers of flavored alcohol beverages who only consume supersized versions at increased risk of negative outcomes
- International marketing: Are store brands becoming a global phenomenon?
- Consumer behavior and free trials: What makes a customer stay?
- Blockbusters: Can EEGs predict a movie's success better than surveys?
- Predicting consumer preferences? Do NOT walk a mile in their shoes
- Is your busy schedule affecting your health? Time might not be the problem
- Fundraising 101: Tempting alternatives increase willingness to donate
- Popular YouTube videos drown viewers with positive portrayals of drunkenness
- A lower IQ has been linked to greater and riskier drinking among young adult men
- An empty stomach can lead to an empty wallet
- E-cigarettes: Consumers increasingly face companies' creative smoke and mirrors, study finds
- Men more dissatisfied with extra chores in more gender equal countries
- Curious monkeys share our thirst for knowledge
- People value resources more consistently when they are scarce
- Many would rather buy generic clothes than stand out with designer brands
- Valentine's Day gift-giving strategy for the hopeless romantic
- Does alcohol-related activity on Facebook promote drinking?
- Consumer preferences and the power of scarcity
- Scandals not bad for business in the long term, study finds
- Teens likely to combine multiple forms of tobacco, study finds
- Cocaine users have impaired ability to predict loss
- Choosing a cell phone, prescription drug plan or new car? Read this first
- Customers who binge-consume are more valuable, says study
- Primed memories tempt people into gambling more
- Smokers have strong support for many e-cigarette policies
- Range of options, prices brings in the crowdfunding bucks
- Sharp, sustained increases in suicides closely shadowed austerity events in Greece
- How 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
- You can be a coward or a fighter -- just pick one and stick with it, says study
- Privacy challenges: Just four vague pieces of info can identify you, and your credit card
- Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
- 'Nudge' psychology not based on robust evidence; conscious decision-making is more effective, research suggests
- Pro-marijuana 'tweets' are sky-high on Twitter
- Low-income boys fare worse in wealth's shadow
- Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
- Not So Obvious: Consumers Don't Just Assume Bundled Products Are a Better Value
- Marketing a new product? Getting consumers to visualize using it could backfire
- Does black-and-white advertising help consumers make better decisions?
- When the price just feels right: Do rounded numbers appeal to our emotions?
- Trying to project an image of success? It could make you dwell on your failures
- Job seekers with 'learning' attitude have more success
- Heightened scents: Do ambient fragrances make consumers purchase more?
- Health consciousness: Do consumers believe healthy food always tastes bad?
- Does corporate social responsibility reduce negative reviews for bad service?
- Ecocentricity: How do consumers decide what makes a product 'green'?
- Buying cars: Do product features matter more than brands?