Challenging the Status Quo: Bias in the NewMR

August 21, 2017
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Posted by: Andrew Chizever
They say, “Old habits die hard.” My dad gave me a real-life understanding of this the other day. After a nice lunch together, he mentioned he needed to go to the bank to withdraw some cash. As we walked up to the bank and I headed to the ATM, I noticed he kept moving in a different direction – into ...
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Brand Identity: Signaling the Self

June 13, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
When someone asks you what kind of car you drive, what are they really asking? In her blog on car buying, Collette Eccleston, PhD said, ...
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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 ...
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The Echo Chamber at Work

April 25, 2017
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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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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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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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