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December 14, 2020

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When Kids Watch a Lot of TV, Parents May End Up More Stressed

The more TV kids watch, the more ads they see and the more likely they are to ask for things on shopping trips. That may contribute to parents' overall stress levels, researchers ...

Medical Marketing Has Skyrocketed in the Past Two Decades, While Oversight Remains Limited

Researchers have reviewed medical marketing (the marketing of prescription drugs, disease awareness, laboratory tests and health services to ...

Taxing Sweet Snacks May Bring Greater Health Benefits Than Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

A 10 percent tax on sweet snacks could lead to a similar reduction in consumer demand as taxing sugar-sweetened ...

Jeans Made With Child Labor? People Choose Willful Ignorance

Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew ...
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COVID-19 Shutdowns Disproportionately Affected Low-Income Black Households

Researchers report that low-income Black households experienced greater job loss, more food and medicine insecurity, and higher indebtedness in the early months of COVID-19 compared to white or ...

How Much Should First-Time Borrowers Borrow?

People borrowing money for the first time should only be given small amounts until they have proved their competence, a new study ...

Here's Why Conservatives and Liberals Differ on COVID-19

New research finds that the differences between conservative and liberal responses to COVID-19 are mitigated when people perceive the virus itself to have agency -- the ability to control its own ...

Do Spoilers Harm Movie Box-Office Revenue?

Spoiler reviews have a positive and statistically significant relationship with box office ...

Why Big-Box Chains' Embrace of in-Store Click-and-Collect Leaves Money on the Table

Shoppers' different needs for convenience benefits mean that using click-and-collect types results in vastly different performance outcomes. This calls for judicious alignment of the right ...

Evolution of Consumption: A Psychological Ownership Framework

Technological innovations are rapidly changing how we consume goods and services. In many domains, we are trading ownership of private material goods for access to use shared and experiential goods ...

Sweet Success: Heavy Consumption of Sugary Beverages Declined in the US from 2003 to 2016

The percentage of heavy sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers trended downwards in most demographic categories, but attention should be paid to several subgroups with high intake for whom trends are not ...

Consumers Value Difficult Decisions Over Easy Choices

Researchers found that disfluency, or the difficulty for an individual to process a message, increases people's attitudes toward that message after a time ...

Nutrition Labelling Is Improving Nation's Diet

Households eat more healthily when retailers display clear nutritional information on own-brand food products, say ...

How Anxiety -- And Hope -- Can Drive New Product Adoption

When considering new products, anxiety creates approach response (i.e., interest, purchase) rather than avoidance response (i.e., disinterest, failure to purchase) when consumers hope for the ...

Make the Best of Bad Reviews by Leveraging Consumer Empathy

When confronted with unfair negative reviews, firms can strategically leverage consumer empathy and benefit from potential downstream ...

How Creating an 'Empathy Lens' Makes P2P Marketing Communications More Effective

Provider-focused P2P marketing communications increase consumers' likelihood of purchase, app download, and willingness to ...

Sci-Fi Foretold Social Media, Uber and Augmented Reality, Offers Insights Into the Future

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer ...

Helping Consumers in a Crisis

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's ...

Selling Something? Tap Into Consumer Arrogance

In today's world of consumption, likes and shares, a new study shows that that leveraging consumer arrogance might be marketers' most effective strategy for promoting their brands and ...

COVID-19 Will Affect the Food and Financial Security of Many for Years to Come

The complex food shopping patterns that financially insecure families employ have been upended by COVID-19. To facilitate advocacy and policy change around this food insecurity crisis, researchers ...

Public Parks Guaranteeing Sustainable Well-Being

Researchers have ascertained how green spaces contribute to the well-being of city-dwellers. The research shows that parks play an essential role in the well-being of individuals, regardless of their ...

Scarcity Reduces Consumers' Concerns About Prices, Even During a Pandemic, Research Shows

New research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's ...

Interactive Product Labels Require New Regulations, Study Warns

Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new ...

Spending on Experiences Versus Possessions Advances More Immediate Happiness

Consumers are happier when they spend their money on experiential purchases versus material ones, according to new ...

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