Nov. 19, 2014 — In the past years, there have often been cases of fraud in the banking industry, which have led to a considerable loss of image for banks. Are bank employees by nature less honest people? Or does the ... full story
Nov. 18, 2014 — Alcohol tax increases reduce the harms resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and may lead to a small net increase in the number of jobs, according to new ... full story
Nov. 17, 2014 — A University of Missouri researcher found that consumers' preferences differ when they are shopping in a physical store compared to shopping online. Catering to shoppers' online and ... full story
Nov. 17, 2014 — The online purchasing behavior of private individuals shopping in their leisure time is heavily influenced by recommendations made by other customers. Customer endorsements, in the form of Facebook ... full story
Nov. 13, 2014 — While feelings of disgust can increase behaviors like lying and cheating, cleanliness can help people return to ethical behavior, according to a recent study. The study highlights the powerful impact ... full story
Nov. 11, 2014 — When consumers see a company performing good deeds, they often assume that the company's products are healthy. According to a new study this may be far from true, and the company’s socially ... full story
Nov. 11, 2014 — As obesity rates rise, health professionals and policy makers scramble to help consumers resist unhealthy eating choices, often focusing on better labeling and improved nutritional ... full story
Nov. 11, 2014 — Why do some chemical farmers resist a profitable conversion to organic methods? A new study suggests it may be because making that change feels like switching belief ... full story
Nov. 5, 2014 — In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling ... full story
Nov. 5, 2014 — A new study applies the latest computational methodologies to nationally representative data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance ... full story
Nov. 4, 2014 — Everyone knows the scene: a basketball player at the free throw line, bouncing the ball as he concentrates on the basket. It’s a tight game, and his team needs this point. He regularly makes ... full story
Nov. 3, 2014 — Children born in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from poor parenting from “risk loving” mothers and were 40 per cent more likely to commit crimes as adults, ... full story
Oct. 30, 2014 — People are quick to change their moral values depending on which rule means more cash for them instead of others, a study shows. The researchers conclude that the "Pursuit of self-interest is ... full story
Oct. 28, 2014 — A study has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 per cent of economics students, despite them making up 57 per cent of the undergraduate ... full story
Oct. 28, 2014 — Anti-social behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse are often the consequence, rather than the cause of homelessness, according to a series of studies that suggest that contrary to common belief, ... full story
- Catering to needs of in-store, online customers boosts marketing effectiveness, revenue
- Recommendations by other customers significantly influence Internet purchasing behavior
- One firm's loss is another's gain
- Good cause + moderate discount = more sales
- The Trojan horse burger: Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?
- How do you really feel about the cake? Emotional awareness promotes healthier eating
- Anti-organic: Why do some farmers resist profitable change?
- Expansion of gambling does not lead to more problem gamblers, study finds
- Multiple factors, not just mental illness, associated with gun possession, violence among youths
- Are 'flops' a success in basketball?
- Don't bet on stinginess to keep stress low
- Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists in England
- Anti-social behavior a consequence, rather than cause of homelessness
- Some online shoppers pay more than others, study shows
- California's tobacco control efforts losing steam, finds report
- Fairness is in the brain, scientists say
- Highly connected CEOs more likely to broker mergers and acquisitions that harm firms, study shows
- How can we be effectively warned not to give away our information online?
- Product placement can curb TV commercial audience loss by more than 10 percent
- Teens' science interest linked with knowledge, but only in wealthier nations
- Uncertain reward more motivating than sure thing, study finds
- Size of minority population impacts states' prison rates, study finds
- The Costco effect: Do consumers buy less variety at bigger stores?
- Feeling guilty or ashamed? Think about your emotions before you shop
- Marketing an innovative new product? An exciting product launch could hurt sales
- Country of origin: Are negative stereotypes always bad for business?
- Forced to be bad: Consumers happier when someone else decides they can indulge
- Brand loyalty: What happens when our favorite products are unavailable?
- Judgment and decision-making: Brain activity indicates there is more than meets the eye
- Parents drive kids' car choices
- Energy drinks cause insomnia, nervousness in athletes
- Self-made billionaires more likely to give than inheritors
- Asking parents smart questions can help obese kids lose weight
- Gambling with confidence: Are you sure about that?
- Men enjoy competition, but so do women, researchers find
- Domestic violence issue possible red zone fumble for NFL
- Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products?
- Do you always get what you pay for? How consumers mispredict product quality
- Do ads showing sexy women make male consumers less charitable?
- Number-crunching could lead to unethical choices, says new study
- Concept of time may predict impulsive behavior, research finds
- Chemical signals in brain help guide risky decisions
- Brain differences: Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist
- Must women be seen to be heard? Voice and gender bias in TV adverts
- Teens' neural response to food commercials predicts future weight gain
- Parents' separation found to boost children's behavior problems, but only in high-income families
- Economic study confirms growth in autism
- Students take note: Evidence that leaving essays to the last minute ruins your grades
- Gambling is just plain fun for those players who are in control
- Poor health habits linked to financial insecurity
- Customer experience matters more when economy is doing better, not worse
- Gifts that generate gratitude keep customers loyal
- Gamblers are greedy bird-brains, new research finds
- Does food advertising make us eat more?
- Getting things done: How does changing the way you think about deadlines help you reach your goals?
- No purchase required to win? Devoted customers not so sure
- Parents of anxious children can avoid the 'protection trap'
- Social welfare may fall in a more ethical market
- Organic vs. paid advertising? Inside the mind of an online browser
- Anticipating experience-based purchases more enjoyable than material ones
- Influenced by self-interest, humans less concerned about inequity to others, researchers find
- ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
- Enhanced communication key to successful teamwork in dynamic environments
- Moms trust moms on the net, study shows
- Growing up poor affects adults' sense of control, impulsiveness when faced with economic uncertainty
- Flavor trumps health for blueberry buying, study shows
- Out of sight out of mind? Study shows how non-consumption shapes desire
- Fear of losing money, not spending habits, affects investor risk tolerance
- Money talks when it comes to acceptability of 'sin' companies, study reveals
- Brand-specific television alcohol ads a significant predictor of brand consumption among underage youth
- Menu secrets that can make you slim by design
- Anti-smoking campaigns effective among minorities and people with lower education, income