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Maximizing versus satisficing: happiness is a matter of choice.
TLDR
The present studies suggest that some people--maximizers--can feel worse off as the options they face increase, and the interaction between maximizing and choice is discussed in terms of regret, adaptation, and self-blame.
Self-Benefit versus Other-Benefit Marketing Appeals: Their Effectiveness in Generating Charitable Support
Despite the growing need, nonprofit organization marketers have not yet fully delineated the most effective ways to position charitable appeals. Across five experiments, the authors test the
It's the Mind-Set that Matters: The Role of Construal Level and Message Framing in Influencing Consumer Efficacy and Conservation Behaviors
Across three studies, this research elucidates when loss- versus gain-framed messages are most effective in influencing consumer recycling by examining the moderating role of whether a more concrete
The Nature of Slacktivism: How the Social Observability of an Initial Act of Token Support Affects Subsequent Prosocial Action
Prior research offers competing predictions regarding whether an initial token display of support for a cause (such as wearing a ribbon, signing a petition, or joining a Facebook group) subsequently
To Be or Not Be? The Influence of Dissociative Reference Groups on Consumer Preferences
The current research explores the effects of dissociative reference groups on consumer preferences. Males had more negative evaluations of, and were less inclined to choose, a product associated with
Are All Out-Groups Created Equal? Consumer Identity and Dissociative Influence
Past research finds that consumers exhibit weak self-brand connections to brands associated with out-groups. We extend this work by demonstrating that products associated with dissociative reference
Good and Guilt-Free: The Role of Self-Accountability in Influencing Preferences for Products with Ethical Attributes
The market share of brands positioned using ethical attributes typically lags behind brands that promote attributes related to product performance. Across four studies, the authors show that
How to SHIFT Consumer Behaviors to be More Sustainable: A Literature Review and Guiding Framework
Highlighting the important role of marketing in encouraging sustainable consumption, the current research presents a review of the academic literature from marketing and behavioral science that
When Do (and Don't) Normative Appeals Influence Sustainable Consumer Behaviors?
The authors explore how injunctive appeals (i.e., highlighting what others think one should do), descriptive appeals (i.e., highlighting what others are doing), and benefit appeals (i.e.,
Maximizing versus satisficing: happiness is a matter of choice
Can people feel worse off as the options they face increase? The present studies suggest that some people--maximizers--can. Study 1 reported a Maximization Scale, which measures individual
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