journal of consumer research

Global tourism spoiling exotic locations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Tourists thronging pristine beaches, forests and natural and exotic locations such as Polynesian Bora Bora island, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Fiji are engaging in practices ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eating wisely calls for self-control: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) People who successfully control their diet eat fewer unhealthy foods because they are satisfied sooner, a study shows.Some people can exercise real self-control when it comes ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Consumers tell lies to get rewards (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who tell lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a positive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consumers can tell lies to get rewards


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who resort to lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Follow your heart to perceive future events


February 26th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) People who trust their feelings - or follow their heart - are able to perceive future events more accurately than those who subdue their feelings, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why are repeat experiences better?


February 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) People re-read books, watch movies twice or thrice or visit places again, because repeating experiences re-ignite their emotions."Even though people are already familiar with the stories ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy shopping bags cause stress


December 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Something as simple as carrying heavy shopping bags can trigger depression, reveals a study. In the study, one group of participants were told to hold shopping ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Can it hurt consumers to tell white lies?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid offending service providers are actually shielding those who inconvenience them. "Most consumers have told an inquiring server that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bigger bites ensure lesser eating


July 15th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Larger portions at restaurants usually mean we tend to eat more, but surprisingly bigger bites lead to eating less."We examined the influence of small versus large ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Vivid ads can create false memories about products?


May 10th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) People who read vivid print ads for fictitious products actually come to believe they've tried those products, say researchers."Exposing consumers to imagery-evoking advertising increases the likelihood ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Knowing the duration of a bad event makes it worse


May 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Knowing how long an unpleasant experience will last only makes it worse, researchers say.People assume that knowing the duration of a pleasant event will "kill the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thrill of victory increases traffic fatalities among spectators


April 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): When your team wins a close one, you may be in danger driving home after the game, according to a new study.The study showed that the traffic fatalities ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Presence of obese people prompts us to eat more


April 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Consumers are likely to gorge on food especially in the presence of someone who is overweight."Why do people often think back on a pleasant evening with ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Happy people go for candies


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Happy people are more likely to eat candy bars and hopeful ones choose fruit."Most of us are aware that we often fall victim to emotional eating, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

We tend to eat more after seeing overweight people: Study


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new study has indicated that consumers will choose and eat more indulgent food after they see someone who is overweight-unless they consciously think about their health goals."Why ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How going on a diet can provoke anger


March 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Those cutting out the calories are more irritable and angry than those who eat what they like, according to researchers.Their study revealed that the effort involved in exerting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Expert opinion on new product could be misleading


March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) If you're contemplating a new purchase, you had better avoid asking experts as they are falliable since they have a hard time recalling product features. So, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Self-control can provoke anger


March 18th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Self-control could make you more likely to behave aggressively towards others. This is often seen with people on diets who are known to be irritable and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Car deaths rise following close sports victories: Study


March 9th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research from North Carolina State University has revealed that closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stereotypes can deter consumer purchases: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new research has found that the perception of negative stereotyping, particularly in the areas of financial services and automobile sales and service, can cause consumers to fear ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Many consumers think 36 months is longer than 3 years


February 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has concluded that consumers often have a distorted view when they compare information that involves numbers."As a consumer, would your preference for a dishwasher depend ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women fear stereotyping by male service providers


February 15th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Women prefer female service providers in situations where they might fall prey to stereotypes about their math and science abilities. "One of the most widely held stereotypes in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do people pay so much for celebrity items?


February 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Why would someone pay a fortune for an item that had belonged to Jackie Kennedy or for a celebrity's footstool?Study authors from Yale and Bar-llan Universities, seeking to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s why consumers pay for celebrity possessions


February 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has offered insights into why someone would pay 48,875 dollars for a tape measure that had belonged to Jackie Kennedy or 3,300 dollars for Bernie ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why budding guitarists have a fetish for rock hero instruments


February 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Most guitarists have a desire to own an instrument just like the one their rock idol owns, or something similar to that - now a new study explains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women afraid of being stereotyped by male service providers


February 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that women prefer female service providers in situations where they might fall prey to stereotypes about their math and science abilities."One of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Can’t wait to shop? Blame your surname, says study


January 19th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Why do some people wait patiently to buy stuff while others rush to grab it?The answer lies in your surname, according to a new study.It found that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Women better than men at figuring out unusual products


January 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new consumer analysis has found that women are better than men at figuring out unusual products when they're among competing items."A lot of times when we look ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Why we like to indulge ourselves after a hard day’s work


January 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Why is it that the thought of eating at a great restaurant after a hard day's work seems really tempting? A new study tells you why.Echo Wen Wan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why people reject things that can make them safer


January 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study from University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University School of Law explores why people refuse to use things that can make them safer."People rely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Risks with human characteristics make ‘powerful’ consumers ‘feel lucky’


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who feel powerful are more likely to believe they can beat cancer if it's described in human terms.The study looks at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Selfishness drives people to climb Everest?


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) People who pay as much as $50,000 to climb Mount Everest often do so out of selfish motives, says a study. "In order to escape the rules, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Conquering Mt Everest: romantic adventure or personal status pursuit?


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Enthusiastic adventurers these days are prepared to pay any amount of money to, say, conquer the Everest but a new study asks: Is it an adventure characterizing communitarian ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Inability to imagine future prevents us from saving up in the present: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study reveals that if we could imagine our future financial situation, we would be much more willing to save up money in the present."This willingness to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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