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The Situation of Snacking

Posted on September 8, 2009

Situationist Contributor John Bargh, with his co-authors Jennifer Harris and Kelly Brownell, recently published an interesting article, “Priming Effects of Television Food Advertising on Eating Behavior” (28 Health Psychology 404 (2009)) on the subconscious behavioral consequences of food advertising.  Here’s the abstract. * * * Objective: Health advocates have focused on the prevalence of advertising […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Choice Myth, Food and Drug Law, Life, Marketing, Situationist Contributors | 1 Comment »

Situational Branding Effects

Posted on July 14, 2009

Situationist contributor Grainne Fitzsimons conducted a fascinating study in collaboration with Gavan Fitzsimons and Tanya Chartrand on the effects of popular company logos on human behavior.  In the following video Gavan and Tanya describe the study. * * * * * * To read some related Situationist posts, see “The Unseen Behavioral Influence of Company Logos,” […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Deep Capture, Entertainment, Implicit Associations, Marketing, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology, Video | 2 Comments »

Confronting the Backlash against Implicit Bias

Posted on May 22, 2009

Below you will find some excerpts from an important paper by Situationist Contributor John T. Jost and six distinguished co-authors (Laurie A. Rudman, Irene V. Blair, Dana R. Carney, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Jack Glaser, Curtis D. Hardin).  The paper is titled “The Existence of Implicit Bias is Beyond Reasonable Doubt:  A Refutation of Ideological and Methodological […]

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The Situation of Reason

Posted on April 15, 2009

In the mid-1970s, Situationist contributor Timothy Wilson with Richard Nisbett conducted one of the best known social psychology experiments of all time. It was strikingly simple and involved asking subjects to assess the quality of hosiery. Situationist contributors Jon Hanson and David Yosifon have described the experiment this way: Subjects were asked in a bargain […]

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Posted in Book, Choice Myth, Classic Experiments, Illusions, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology | 4 Comments »

The Situation of Legal Judgments – Abstract

Posted on January 28, 2009

Barbara O’Brien and Daphna Oyserman recently posted a draft of their paper, “It’s Not Just What You Think But Also How You Think About it: The Effect of Situationally Primed Mindsets on Legal Judgments and Decision Making” (forthcoming in 92 Marquette L. Rev. (2008)) on SSRN.  Here’s the abstract. * * * Lawyers intuitively understand […]

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