The Distinct Psychology of Smartphone UsageNov 19, 2018 Shiri Melumad, University of Pennsylvania
Despite consumers’ increased reliance on their smartphones, there is a surprising lack of research on the psychology of mobile consumption. What is fundamentally unique about the psychology of smartphone usage?
Feeling Poor and the Allure of the Extraordinary: The Case of SuperheroesNov 16, 2018 Stephanie Tully, University of Southern California
Financial well-being is fundamental to people's lives and key to their overall well-being. Stephanie Tully will present work that examines how “feeling poor” directs consumers' marketplace decisions.
How Politics Can Influence Shopping BehaviorOct 31, 2018
Nailya Ordabayeva, Boston College
The polarized political climate is impacting the marketplace; consumers increasingly take a political stand through their actions and expect companies to do the same.
The Impact of Artificial Agents on Persuasion: A Construal Level AccountOct 22, 2018 Tae Woo Kim and Adam Duhachek, 2018, 18-132-10
When artificial agents make recommendations, consumers are more persuaded by messages that focus on "how" rather than "why" they should use the product or service.
Triggering Behavioral Change: How to Make (and Break) Consumer HabitsOct 16, 2018
Jesse Itzkowitz, Vice President - Behavioral Science Center, Ipsos
While many marketing strategies are centered around the careful consideration and comparison of products, consumers often choose automatically – without thoughtful evaluation. Jesse Itzkowitz will review how conscious behaviors become automatic and show you how to create strong triggers that initiate automatic behavior and how to create powerful rewards to encourage repeated and routinized consumption after initial product use.
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