Oct. 23, 2014 — California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report. Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now ... full story
Oct. 21, 2014 — Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 may be more likely to experience interpersonal and behavioral difficulties that have the potential to lead to high-risk health behavior ... full story
Oct. 20, 2014 — A new study shows that CEOs with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently, and these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the ... full story
Oct. 17, 2014 — Women are more driven to seek wealth and status than they are to reproduce, a new study suggests. The research says although low fertility may seem to go against traditional ideas about evolutionary ... full story
Oct. 15, 2014 — Two professors are figuring out the most effective ways we’re influenced to give away personal information online and what warnings would be most effective to get us to ... full story
Oct. 15, 2014 — Coordinating product placement with advertising in the same television program can reduce audience loss over commercial breaks by 10 percent, according to a new ... full story
Oct. 15, 2014 — It seems logical that a student who is interested in science as an academic subject would also know a lot about science, but new findings show that this link depends on the overall wealth of the ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Researchers compared the time, money and effort that people put into winning a certain reward versus an uncertain reward, and found that the uncertain reward was more ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — States with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people, research has concluded. States with large African-American populations are more likely to have harsher incarceration ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Do consumers make the same choices when products such as beer, soft drinks, or candy bars are sold individually or in bundles? According to a new study, consumers purchase a greater variety of ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Suppose you grabbed a few cookies before heading out to the grocery store and start to feel guilty or ashamed about breaking your diet. According to a new study, feeling guilty might find you ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Should every successful product launch involve some sort of dazzling spectacle? A new study tells us that this might be a great way to market an upgrade, but a flashy launch could backfire if a new ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Consumers worldwide associate France with fashion and luxury and are willing to pay a lot for French luxury products such as perfume and wine. But what about products made in countries with less ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — Imagine you’re dining out with a friend who insists on sharing some chocolate cake for dessert. Since the decision has already been made for you, you gladly join in without feeling any regret. ... full story
Oct. 14, 2014 — What would happen to all those millions of Snickers fans if their favorite chocolate bar was temporarily out of stock? Would they wait for it to be available again or would they quickly switch ... full story
Oct. 13, 2014 — Financial literacy education program helps low-income single mothers reduces debt, and improve their income with an added benefit of lost weight due to a reduction in ... full story
Oct. 8, 2014 — The health risks of low social status are due in part to the chronic psychosocial stress of perceived social subordination, whether by other individuals or by ... full story
Oct. 2, 2014 — People make immediate judgments about images they are shown, which could impact on their decisions, even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information, a study of ... full story
- 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
- Humans share fairness concerns with other species
- Books, videos and other 'experiential products' provide same happiness boost as life experiences
- Narcissistic CEOs and financial performance
- High school students in some schools smoking at same rate as adults
- Summer can be time to address behavior problems
- 'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study says
- Knowledgeable consumers more likely to buy when given fewer options
- CEOs who motivate with 'fightin' words' shoot themselves in the foot
- Are state Medicaid policies sentencing people with mental illnesses to prison?
- Retail pricing strategies: Do consumers prefer Deep Discounts or Everyday Low Prices?
- I’ll have what he's having? How consumers make choices about new products
- Why do challenging tasks make consumers believe drugs wear off faster?
- Why consumers choose high-effort products
- Overdoing it: Multiple perspectives confuse consumers
- You deserve it! Are consumers more likely to buy unique products when made to feel special?
- Nostalgia effect: Do consumers spend more when thinking about the past?
- Health most common major stressful event in Americans' lives last year, poll finds
- Underage drinkers heavily exposed to magazine ads for alcohol brands they consume