Your phone knows the three places you visit each day
We lead busy, complex lives. But how many different places will you visit today? And how many different ways could you organise your travel between those places?
Monkeys found to conform to social norms
Human tendency to adopt the behaviour of others when on their home territory has been found in non-human primates. Researchers at the University of St Andrews observed 'striking' fickleness in male monkeys, ...
No regrets: Close that menu and enjoy your meal more
Certain physical acts of completion provide consumers with a sense of closure that makes them happier with their purchases, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions
In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to research published December 26 in the open access journal PLOS ON ...
Women follow the money; men seek status, research shows
(Phys.org)—Women want more, but men want more than others, a study by economists at The University of Queensland has found.
First mouse, now human, lab-grown eye tissue
Producing retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells is now possible thanks to a team of researchers led by Yoshiki Sasai of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan.
Study reveals those with perception of power or status act differently
(Phys.org)—In a recent paper, "Differentiating the Effects of Status and Power: A Justice Perspective," published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Stern School of Business associate professor of man ...
Study shows ancient relations between language families
How do language families evolve over many thousands of years? How stable over time are structural features of languages? Researchers Dan Dediu and Stephen Levinson from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics ...
Should consumers trust their feelings as information?
Consumers who trust their feelings are more likely to make choices based on what "feels right" even when feelings are irrelevant to their decision, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
More people, more environmental stress
Although it's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing.
Surgical castration of cats, dogs leads to increased tendency to postoperative coagulation, inflammatory changes
Dogs and cats that are sterilised or castrated develop a stress response: inflammatory changes and an increased tendency to coagulation after the operation.
How do consumers achieve self-affirmation when purchasing products?
People who feel good about themselves are less likely to choose an attractive product than a functional one, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But choosing highly aesthetic products may make p ...
When do consumers try to increase social standing by eating too much?
Consumers who feel powerless will choose larger size food portions in an attempt to gain status, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But there is hope for convincing them that a Big Gulp won't transl ...
Study: Some moms 'doppelgang' their daughters' style
How much do our children influence our consumption behavior? Much more than we thought.