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Selling Products With Sexism

Posted on March 11, 2011

Sexist products and advertising were once right out in the open. Take this old advertisement from Honor House Products Corp. for “Stuffed” Girl’s Heads (highlighted this week over at Dangerous Minds). A 1970 advertisement for Mr. Leggs slacks (shown below) played into the same notions of women as passive “conquests” and men as active “conquerors.”  […]

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Trent Smith on Deep Capture and Obesity – SALMS Talk Friday!

Posted on September 9, 2014

The Economics of Information, Deep Capture, and the Obesity Debate When: Friday 09/12/14 -  12-1pm Where: WCC 1023 Are consumers susceptible to manipulation by large corporations?  Or are consumers basically rational, able to decide for themselves what to buy and how to live?  This lecture will argue that these seemingly contradictory views of the American […]

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Legal theory must incorporate discoveries from biology and behavioral sciences

Posted on October 15, 2013

Some recent discoveries in evolutionary biology, ethology, neurology, cognitive psychology and behavioral economics impels us to rethink the very foundations of law if we want to answer many questions remain unanswered in legal theory. Where does our ability to interpret rules and think in terms of fairness in relation to others come from? Does the […]

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Posted in Legal Theory, Morality, Neuroscience, Philosophy | 3 Comments »

Francesca Gino on the Situation of Being Sidetracked

Posted on June 3, 2013

Excerpts from an interview of Situationist friend Francesca Gino by Gareth Cook from Scientific American: There is an area of self-help devoted to advice on completing tasks, and the focus is generally on the positive: How to get organized, how to choose good goals, how to stay motivated, etc. Francesca Gino, an associate professor at […]

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2013 PLMS Conference – Save the Date!

Posted on April 6, 2013

On April 13, 2013 the Project on Law and Mind Sciences and the National Lawyers Guild are co-hosting a conference titled “Deep Capture: Psychology, Public Relations, Democracy, and Law” at Harvard Law School. For more information, visit the conference website here. Here’s a draft of the day’s schedule. Tentative Schedule 9:30 am – Coffee, tea, […]

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New Book: Drunk Tank Pink

Posted on March 17, 2013

Here at The Situationist, we are always excited to learn about new books bringing insights from the mind sciences to broader audiences, but we are particularly excited when the book in question happens to be written by one of our friends.  And when the author has a great name (more on that later), all the […]

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The Big Game: What Corporations Are Learning About the Human Brain

Posted on February 3, 2013

This post (authored by Adam Benforado) was originally published on February 4, 2007. As I stake out my position on the couch this evening – close enough to reach the pretzels and my beer, but with an optimal view of the TV – it will be nice to imagine that the spectacle about to unfold […]

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Posted in Emotions, Entertainment, Food and Drug Law, Implicit Associations, Life, Marketing, Situationist Sports | 1 Comment »

The Situation of How We Became Fat – Part 1

Posted on December 12, 2012

From Introduction of BBC’s Remarkable Three-Part Series “The Men Who Made Us Fat”: Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Deep Capture, Distribution, Evolutionary Psychology, Food and Drug Law, Marketing, Public Policy, Public Relations, Social Psychology, Video | Leave a Comment »

Materialism, Consumerism, and Happiness

Posted on September 2, 2012

From APS: Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental. “We found that irrespective […]

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Posted in Marketing, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology | 3 Comments »

The Situation of Perceived Time

Posted on June 21, 2012

Melanie Rudd, Kathleen Vohs, and Jennifer Lynn Aaker recently posted their latest paper, “Awe Expands People’s Perception of Time, Alters Decision Making, and Enhances Well-Being” (forthcoming Psychological Science) on SSRN. For those of you who have time to read it, here is the abstract. When do people feel as if they are rich in time? […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Emotions, Life | 1 Comment »

The Big Game: What Corporations Are Learning About the Human Brain

Posted on February 5, 2012

This post was originally published on February 4, 2007. As I stake out my position on the couch this evening – close enough to reach the pretzels and my beer, but with an optimal view of the TV – it will be nice to imagine that the spectacle about to unfold is a sporting event.It […]

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Posted in Emotions, Entertainment, Food and Drug Law, Implicit Associations, Life, Marketing, Situationist Sports | 4 Comments »

Miss Representation – Premieres Tonight on OWN

Posted on October 20, 2011

The documentary explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. It will premiere in the US tonight at 9pm ET. Related Situationist posts: Sarah Haskins on “Ladyfriend” Stereotypes, Selling Products With Sexism, Hey Dove! Talk to YOUR parent!, Hillary Clinton, the Halo Effect, and Women’s Catch-22, […]

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The Marketing Situation of Doritos (FTC Complaint)

Posted on October 19, 2011

NPLAN filed a complaint today with the FTC today alleging that Frito-Lay has engaged in deceptive marketing to teens by disguising Doritos ads as entertainment; by collecting and using kids’ personal information in violation of its own privacy policy and without adequate disclosure about the extent and purpose of the data collection; and by engaging […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Deep Capture, Emotions, Entertainment, Food and Drug Law, Marketing, Video | 2 Comments »

Bad Apologies

Posted on September 16, 2011

Topman has withdrawn the t-shirt pictured above (and another that suggested that women are dogs). The shirt is intended to be humorous.  It would appear that Topman is attempting to point out  how apologies offered by batterers to their victims are often  disingenuous.  By adumbrating the standard set of meaningless apologies on a handy checklist to […]

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McDonald’s Favorite Man: Don Gorske

Posted on May 19, 2011

May 17th is an important day for Ronald. You see, each year it marks the anniversary of when one Fond du Lac, Wisconsin man decided to start eating Big Macs. Since 1972, that man, Don Gorske, has eaten 25,000 of McDonald’s famous burgers — typically two a day — becoming, as I and other Situationist […]

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The Neuro-Situation of Shopping Choices

Posted on May 16, 2011

From ScienceDaily: Researchers at Oxford University are to study ‘neuromarketing’, a relatively new field of consumer and market research, which uses brain imaging and measurement technology to study the neural processes underlying an individual’s choice. Neuromarketing claims to reveal how consumers assess, deliberate and choose in a variety of contexts. According to neuromarketers this growing […]

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Posted in Marketing, Neuroscience | 1 Comment »

Blog to Be Renamed! Meet the Situationist 24

Posted on April 28, 2011

After coming across a reference on the Harvard Business Review site to new research by Dan King and Chris Janiszewski, I immediately contacted the Grand Executive Steering, Directing, and Pointing Committee of the Situationist.  An emergency meeting was held last evening and the Committee has an announcement:  effective immediately, the blog is being renamed “The […]

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Body Image and Materialism

Posted on April 7, 2011

From PsychOrg: Psychological research has consistently shown that women feel unhappy with their body after looking at images of thin, idealized models, which are typically represented in the media. However, today’s consumer culture and media promote not only the ideal of perfect beauty, but also that of the material affluent lifestyle, both of which are […]

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Table of Contents

Posted on March 9, 2011

Psychology and Marketing, Volume 28, Issue 3 (March 2011) Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company Research Articles The role of touch in marketing: An introduction to the special issue, Cathrine V. Jansson-Boyd: Guest Editor Autotelic need for touch, haptics, and persuasion: The role of involvement, Joann Peck, Jennifer Wiggins Johnson The impact […]

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Journal of Applied Social Psychology (February)

Posted on February 26, 2011

Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Volume 41, Issue 2 (February 2011) © Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Original Articles Gender Versus Gender Role in Attributions of Blame for a Sexual Assault, Arnold S. Kahn, Kimberly A. Rodgers, Charley Martin, Kiah Malick, Jamie Claytor, Maria Gandolfo, Rebecca Seay, Jacklyn R. McMillan and Ellen Webne Reviewers and the Detection […]

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