Brand Identity: You Are What You Buy (Sometimes)

May 8, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Meet Jane the Consumer. Jane is a wife and mother who is also a registered nurse, an avid Instagram user, and a “dance mom.” Jane belongs to a variety of groups, some she has joined (for example, the wider network of nurses across the country) and some she has formed (for example, a group of dance parents who have bonded ...
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The Echo Chamber at Work

April 25, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
The Internet, in its infancy, was truly the “World Wide Web,” a place where all users had equal exposure to information. Now, thanks to digital ...
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Identity Politics: A Lesson for Brands

April 10, 2017
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Posted by: Jason Brooks
Did you happen to see this recent Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner? Perhaps not, as Pepsi quickly pulled it after widespread backlash on social media ...
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T-shirts & Tattoos: A Lesson in Identity Branding

April 3, 2017
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Posted by: Chris Elsbury
My wife and I recently hired a contractor to help us renovate our home. Before the ink had dried on the contract, our contractor presented ...
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McDonald’s Hails the Kale. Why?

December 13, 2016
Posted by: Joan Cassidy
I stopped by the drive-thru at McDonald’s the other morning, desperate for another cup of coffee. While in line, I noticed a small garden of ...
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Election 2016: Appealing to the BASE

November 1, 2016
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Pew Research recently argued that 2016 is a critical election year because Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers for the first time with 126 million eligible Millennial ...
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A Lesson in the Nonconscious from Jon Lester

October 24, 2016
Posted by: Jonathan Weiss
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was just named co-MVP of the 2016 National League Championship Series; the ace pitcher’s performance last Thursday helped propel the ...
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Politicians & Soda: A Public Service Announcement about Implicit Bias

October 11, 2016
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Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
Social psychologists around the world have been giddy. Mentions of the word “implicit” in the national conversation have soared in recent days, getting coverage in ...
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You’re An Olympian, Too: Rio 2016

August 18, 2016
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Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been avidly following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and keeping a close eye on the medal count. You ...
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I Know It When I Feel It: Multisensory Survey Design

November 19, 2015
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Posted by: Hilary DeCamp
I recently read an article in the New Yorker titled, “Accounting for Taste,” which details the research of Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology. ...
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