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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Gambling Is Associated With 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian ... read more

Psychological Toll of Madoff Fraud Case Went Far Beyond the Victims, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new study explores where Bernie Madoff’s fraud case left its deepest impact and on whom -- not just among his direct victims, but also on how others viewed the trustworthiness of financial ... read more

Simplified Nutritional Labels Spur Healthier Choices in Grocery Stores

Feb. 2, 2016 — Looking at single number -- a score that represents the nutritional value of what's inside the packaging -- leads to healthier buying choices. The study compares consumer buyer behavior using ... read more

Incentive Pay Not Motivating Enough for Some Managers

Jan. 27, 2016 — Incentive compensation is becoming an increasingly popular practice, with firms offering managers incentive pay in the hopes of improving company performance. But not all managers respond to ... read more

Capitalize on 'Life Transitions' to Instill Better Environmental Behaviors

Jan. 27, 2016 — House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology ... read more

Transparency Key in Decision to Label Modified Ingredients

Jan. 25, 2016 — Consumers are more supportive of labeling decisions when they believe the company considered the public's input in the process, new research ... read more

Can Performance Brands Cause a Placebo Effect?

Jan. 20, 2016 — A common marketing message from consumer brands is "you will perform better with us." Research has examined whether using performance brands such as Nike and 3M had any effect on ... read more

Streaming Services Are a Blessing and a Curse for the Music Industry

Jan. 18, 2016 — Paid music streaming services can increase revenues for the music industry and lead consumers to spend more money on music overall. Free streaming, in contrast, is less beneficial. These are the ... read more

Digital Distraction in Class Is on the Rise

Jan. 15, 2016 — A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of ... read more

Research Finds Reason Advertising Boosts Stock Prices for Some Companies and Not Others

Jan. 13, 2016 — The reason that advertising boosts stock prices for some companies and not others has been uncovered by new research. While nearly every research study has found that advertising has a positive ... read more

'No-Buy' Lists Could Cut Kids' Exposure to Alcohol Ads

Jan. 13, 2016 — Young people's exposure to alcohol advertisements on television could be almost eliminated if companies used so-called 'no-buy' lists, according to a ... read more

Study Examines the Downside of Larger Families

Jan. 11, 2016 — Large families often capture the public's attention, from 'The Brady Bunch' to '19 Kids and Counting.' But new research by economists offers strong evidence that children in ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The organic food industry has grown from fresh produce and grains to snack foods and condiments -- from farmers markets to supercenters. Has this new variety in organic products, and the availability ... read more

Odds Are Good That Risky Gambling Choices Are Influenced by a Single Brain Connection

Jan. 8, 2016 — Whether a person will place a risky bet comes down to a newly discovered tract of neurons spanning two brain regions. The findings could help understand and treat gambling or addiction ... read more

Eat Less and Be Happy: Is It Possible?

Jan. 7, 2016 — Small, uncertain incentives stimulate the same reward center of the brain as food, new brain-imaging research reveals. In a new article, the authors offer food for thought on why we overeat and how ... read more

Study Examines Why People Unlawfully File-Share

Jan. 6, 2016 — Making consumers more aware of the effort that goes into producing creative material such as films and music would result in less unlawful file-sharing, according to ... read more

Why Daring to Compare Online Prices Pays Off Offline

Jan. 5, 2016 — When setting in-store prices or offering price-matching guarantees, offline retailers should focus more on online retailer ratings than on offering the lowest prices, new research ... read more

Some Consumers Use ‘servant’ Brands to Gain Sense of Power, Study Finds

Jan. 5, 2016 — A recent study states that some consumers -- materialists who strongly link possessions to happiness and who tend to have poor personal relationships -- regard anthropomorphized popular products as ... read more

The Ugly Consumer: Ridiculing Those Who Shop Ethically

Jan. 4, 2016 — No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labor or that harm the environment. But a new study shows that we also don't want to work too hard to find out whether our favorite ... read more

Dec. 30, 2015 — The tendency of today's consumers to eat when they are not hungry might be less advantageous for health than eating when they are hungry, suggests a new ... read more

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