Feb. 27, 2015 — Mothers with a high level of prenatal social stressors -- including possibly less control over their own housing situation or economic distress -- had 2.5 times higher odds to have only a partial or ... full story
Feb. 26, 2015 — Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research. The findings suggest that people are willing to take these risks because they view God as providing ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — Big name brands in the United States and Western Europe face a serious and growing threat from successful store brands. A new study explains why store brands have taken some countries by storm while ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — Free trials are wildly popular, but customers attracted with these promotions behave very differently from standard customers, according to a new ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — Seventy-five percent of movies earn a net loss during their run in theaters. A new study finds that brain activity visible through EEG measures may be a much cheaper and more accurate way to predict ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — Salespeople have long believed that by imagining themselves as the customer, they can steer clear of their own personal preferences and make decisions that will appeal to consumers in general. ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — The modern schedule is infamously frantic, leaving many of us feeling constantly pressed for time. But that feeling may not have much to do with time itself, according to a new study. "Feeling ... full story
Feb. 25, 2015 — Charities are always trying to understand what type of appeal will increase the likelihood of donations. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, people are also very driven by ... full story
Feb. 24, 2015 — In the wake of high a profile death, it is increasingly common to see mass public outpourings of grief on RIP Facebook pages. This article explores media coverage of death and its relation to public ... full story
Feb. 20, 2015 — The 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views, with little portrayal of the negative outcomes of excessive alcohol consumption, according to a ... full storyMore:
Feb. 20, 2015 — Previous research has suggested a link between intelligence and various health outcomes. New findings show a link between a lower IQ and greater and riskier drinking among young adult men.The poor ... full story
Feb. 19, 2015 — Although there is insufficient evidence to draw firm conclusions about how the US illicit tobacco market would respond to any new regulations that modify cigarettes -- for example, by lowering ... full story
Feb. 18, 2015 — Heavily marketed as a safer, healthful alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are under fire from California health officials who have declared “vaping” a public health threat, hoping to ... full story
Feb. 18, 2015 — Men are more likely to feel it's unfair when they tackle a greater share of household chores in countries where a more egalitarian division of labor is considered the norm, according to a new ... full story
Feb. 17, 2015 — New research suggests women seek more options in dating partners near ovulation -- when they are most fertile -- which may lead them to also seek a greater variety of products and ... full story
Feb. 16, 2015 — It is believed that the success of humans as a species depends to a large extent on our ability to cooperate in groups. Much more so than any other ape (or mammal for that matter), people are able to ... full story
Feb. 12, 2015 — We tend to be economically irrational when it comes to choosing how we use resources like money and time but scarcity can convert us into economically rational decision makers, according to new ... full story
Feb. 10, 2015 — Cricket batsmen who were close to reaching personal milestones were likely to alter their strategy in a way which, at first sight, seems detrimental to the team, a study has ... full story
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- How 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
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- Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
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- Pro-marijuana 'tweets' are sky-high on Twitter
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- Not So Obvious: Consumers Don't Just Assume Bundled Products Are a Better Value
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- 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?
- Alcohol ads on TV associated with drinking behavior in young people
- 'Trustworthy' hedge fund execs generate more business but weaker returns
- Debunking aging myths in financial decisions
- People conform to the norm -- even if the norm is a computer
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- Store remodelling benefits bottom line
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- Decision 'cascades' in social networks
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- Herd mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?
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- When pursuing goals, people give more weight to progress than setbacks
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