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 lettuces. Along with the greens, the raised beds included a sign for Greek yogurt and fresh berries. The headline read, “packed with flavor and protein.” It seems the trend of restaurants showcasing their chef’s garden ...
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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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Unearth Seismic Shifts with NewMR Tools

November 9, 2015
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Posted by: Frank Zinni
In their article A Seismic Shift in How People Eat, The New York Times announced that, “Eating habits are changing across the country and food ...
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REI Opts Out of Black Friday. so what?

October 29, 2015
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Posted by: Jason Brooks
Outdoor recreation gear and clothing retailer REI just announced their plans to keep their 143 stores dark on Black Friday, giving all of their employees ...
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What’s Really Driving Car Buying?

August 27, 2015
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Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
It’s that time of year: Labor Day, back to school, shorter days. The end of summer? Yes… and the new model car season. The newest ...
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No Crystal Ball: Consumer Predictions in Surveys

April 8, 2015
Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
In our surveys, we often ask respondents to predict the future. We don’t ask them to gaze into their crystal ball, but we ask them ...
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