The Effects of Brand Relationship Norms on Consumer Attitudes and Behavior

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Aggarwal, P., & Iacobucci, D. (2004). The effects of brand relationship norms on consumer attitudes and behavior. Journal of Consumer Research, 31(1), 87-101. doi:10.1086/383426.
The key premise underlying this work is that when consumers form relationships with brands they use norms of interpersonal relationships as a guide in their brand assessments. Two…

Moderators of the Negativity Effect: Commitment, Identification, and Consumer Sensitivity to Corporate Social Performance

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Liu, T., Wang, C., & Wu, L. (2009). Moderators of the negativity effect: Commitment, identification, and consumer sensitivity to corporate social performance. Psychology and Marketing, 27(1), 54-70.
Numerous studies have identified constructs such as commitment and brand familiarity as moderators of negativity effects. However, boundary conditions for this moderation have yet…

The Effect of Ecological Concern on Brand Perceptions

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Kinnear, T. C., & Taylor, J. R. (1973). The effect of ecological concern on brand perceptions. Journal of Marketing Research, 10, 2, 191-197.
Examined the relationship between the amount of concern for the ecology and buyers' perceptions of detergent brands. The data were collected by means of a mail questionnaire sen…

Recycling Symbol Research

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Mikitka, K. F. (1987). Recycling symbol research. Resource Recycling, September/October, 32-34, 47.

Toward a Sustainable Society: Waste Minimization through Environmentally Conscious Consuming

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Linn, N., Vining, J., & Feeley, P. A. (1994). Toward a sustainable society: Waste minimization through environmentally conscious consuming. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 17, 1550-1572.
The experiment was an educational intervention that promoted and described an ongoing environmental tagging program located in a chain of 3 local grocery stores. Over the period o…

Barriers to Consumer Choice of Energy Efficient Products

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Anderson, C. D. & Claxton, J. D. (1982). Barriers to consumer choice of energy efficient products. Journal of Consumer Research, 9, 2, 163-170.
Explored barriers that deter consumers from making energy conserving choices when buying major durables. Refrigerator energy labels and sales staff emphasis were manipulated in an…

Public Policy and Consumer Information: Impact of the New Energy Labels

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McNeill, D. L. & Wilkie, W. L. (1979). Public policy and consumer information: Impact of the new energy labels. Journal of Consumer Research, 6, 1, 1-11.
Investigated 2 questions about the federal energy consumption labeling program for home appliances: (a) the likely impact of the labels on consumers and (b) the relative effect of…

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