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JAN
18
2014

SCP Voting Now Closed


Voting for SCP president is now closed. The winner will be announced at the SCP conference in Miami.

NOV
13
2013

JCP Special Issue Call for Papers


We seek papers for a Special Issue in Journal of Consumer Psychology: "Emotion, Self, and Identity: Implications for and Consequences of Consumer Behavior". Articles for this special issue should be submitted by January 1, 2014. Manuscripts should be submitted using the regular JCP online system, but specify the submission is for this special issue.

Additional Information and Submission Instructions

NOV
7
2013

SCP ACP 2014 Conference Call for Papers


We seek papers in relevant areas such as embodied cognition, experiential marketing, sensory marketing, visual aesthetics, and other research streams related to the impact of design on consumers. Conceptual frameworks and empirical studies are sought, along with contributions that integrate and synthesize findings-to-date. Importantly, we seek papers that draw explicit conclusions about the implications of the presented research for the creation of “effective” or “good” design. To facilitate close interaction, attendance will be limited to a group of 80 scholars and practitioners.

Additional Information and Submission Instructions

AUG
28
2013

Nominations for SCP President Elect


The Society for Consumer Psychology is currently seeking nominations for the position of President Elect for 2014. The President Elect serves a three year term on the SCP Board, assuming the duties of President-Elect the first year, President the second year, and Past President the third year—positions presently held by Susan Broniarczyk as President-Elect, Darren Dahl as President, and Michel Pham as Past President. The full list of current and past SCP Presidents can be found on this site. Nominees must be current SCP members.

Please email your suggestions to current SCP President-Elect, by Tuesday, October 1, 2013. In your nomination email please provide the person’s name, place of employment, and a brief description of why you recommend this person for SCP President-Elect. Self-nominations are welcome.

AUG
2
2013

SCP 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS


Please note: the date for the Winter SCP Conference has changed!

The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will be holding its Annual Winter Conference from March 6-8, 2014 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, in Miami, Florida.

We are seeking proposals for symposia, original competitive papers, and working papers for presentation at the conference. Submissions are due by Friday, August 30, 2013.

Call for Papers

JUL
31
2013

APA CONFERENCE ROOM CORRECTIONS


Please use the room numbers on the APA website or mobile app, NOT the ones in the program posted on the SCP website.
The login and password for the mobile app are both "apah13".

JUL
8
2013

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR TWO SCP AWARDS:
EARLY CAREER AWARD & DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIFIC
CONTRIBUTION AWARD


The Society for Consumer Psychology announces a Call for Nominations for an Early Career Award for Scientific Contribution to Consumer Psychology. Nominees should be no more than 8 years post-Ph.D. and must be members of SCP showing evidence of engagement with SCP and JCP. Please send candidate's curriculum vitae and two letters of reference, in addition to a nomination letter, to , Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee, by September 1, 2013.

The Society for Consumer Psychology also announces a Call for Nominations for the Society's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. Nominees must be members of SCP showing evidence of engagement with SCP and JCP. Please send a letter of nomination, the Candidate's curriculum vitae if possible, and two additional letters of reference, to , Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee, by September 1, 2013.

APR
23
2013

Michel Pham's SCP 2013 Address


In his 2013 presidential address to the Society, Michel Pham candidly discusses how the field of consumer psychology can increase its impact on business practices, policy making, and the social sciences in general. He argues that this requires addressing seven major shortcomings of typical psychology-based consumer research, which he collectively refers to as “The Seven Sins of Consumer Psychology.”

APR
23
2013

32nd Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference Registration Open


Registration is now open for the 32nd annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology conference to be held June 13-15 in San Diego, CA. Note that early, reduced rate registration ends on May 31. The event will provide academic researchers and practitioners an exciting venue to discuss current topics related to the role played by social media in consumer behavior. Looking forward to hosting you in beautiful San Diego soon!

Claudiu Dimofte
Curt Haugtvedt
Richard Yalch

Conference Website | Registration

APR
15
2013

Urgent Help Needed for Nalini Ambady


Dear SCP Friends and Colleagues,

We have an unusual but very important request: Former SCP Keynote Speaker, Nalini Ambady, has leukemia and urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. Because Nalini is of Indian descent and Indian donors are very unrepresented in existing donor pools, finding a match for her is very difficult. She has only 8 weeks left to find a matching donor, who most likely has to be Indian as well. Nalini is a mother of two, a beloved professor and mentor, and a wonderful person. You can find out more about her at www.nalinineedsyou.com, and by watching this video that explains her current situation.

You can help save her life by joining the bone marrow registry. This is very simple and takes almost no time. Search for a nearby drive that you can join in person here or complete the online registration below.

  1. Complete the online registration (if you’re in the US) or via datriworld.org (if you’re in India). This takes less than 10 minutes.
  2. You will receive a kit in the mail. You swab your cheek with the provided cotton swab and mail it back in the pre-stamped envelope.
That’s it!

Finally, please forward this email or share these links with your South Asian friends, relatives, and colleagues, even if you do not sign up yourself. Visit www.nalinineedsyou.com for more information and ways to spread the word, or if you have any questions, please shoot an email to . Thank you,
The SCP Executive Board on behalf of “Team Ambady”

P.S. Does donating bone marrow sound painful or high-risk to you? It's not! Donating marrow is similar to donating blood. If you have questions about the processes, you can find an answer here.

Best regards,
Michel Pham

APR
12
2013

SCP at APA Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations


The APA has now opened both conference registration and hotel reservations on their website for the 2013 SCP at APA Hawaii conference.

Please see the finalized program for details on sessions times and locations.

APR
1
2012

SCP Conference 2013


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MAR
7
2013

New SCP President Elect: Susan Broniarczyk


Susan M. Broniarczyk is the Sam Barshop Centennial Professor in Marketing Administration. Her research examines consumer behavior and decision-making with a focus on brand and product management, product recommendations and advice, and gift-giving. She has won awards for her research from the Society for Consumer Psychology and the American Marketing Association (Howard and O’Dell awards). She serves as associate editor at the Journal of Marketing Research and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Marketing. She has been active in the Association for Consumer Research serving on its advisory board, as Treasurer, and 2001 ACR conference co-chair. Professor Broniarczyk received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Florida.

MAR
7
2013

New SCP Secretary Treasurer: Tina Lowrey


Tina M. Lowrey is Professor of Marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds a Ph.D. in Communications (University of Illinois), an M.S. in Advertising (University of Illinois), and a B.B.A. in Finance (University of Houston). She was previously a faculty member at Rider University, and has held visiting positions at Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris, the Stern School of Business at New York University, Tulane University, the University of Sydney, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Advertising, Media Psychology, and Psychology & Marketing. Her research interests include the application of psycholinguistic theory to marketing communications, children’s understanding of brand symbolism, and gift-giving and ritual. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising, and other journals. Her two most recent edited books are Brick & Mortar Shopping in the 21st Century (2008, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) and Psycholinguistic Phenomena in Marketing Communications (2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). She has chaired an ACP conference (2006) and the APA Div. 23 summer conference (1999) and co-chaired ACR’s Latin American conference (2008) and their European conference (1999). She served as Treasurer of ACR for a two-year term (2008-2009), as the co-chair of SCP’s Branding & Design Committee (2011-2012; charged with the JCP cover design among other things), and is currently a member of SCP’s Advisory Panel and SCP’s subcommittee on web design.

MAR
7
2013

Aradhna Krishna Named SCP Fellow


Aradhna Krishna is the Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1989, her M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1984 and her B.A. in Economics from Delhi University in 1979. Besides the Ross school, she has also spent time at Columbia University, New York University and the National University of Singapore. Aradhna’s scientific contributions are broad, programmatic, and interdisciplinary. One signature aspect of her work is that she has repeatedly initiated new lines of inquiry that grew into large and active domains of research, bringing together researchers from different fields and traditions. An excellent recent example is her work on sensory marketing, which brought together disparate work on the senses (conducted by researchers in psychology, physiology, biology, arts, and advertising) and channeled it into a rigorous field of consumer research. Aradhna is an outstanding consumer psychologist who has made novel and important contributions to consumer psychology as a science. The Society of Consumer Psychology is pleased to name her as an SCP Fellow, our organization’s highest honor.

JAN
21
2013

2013 ACP Conference Call for Papers


The deadline for abstract submission to the 2013 Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference (June 13-15, San Diego) has been extended to February 11, 2013. This year's conference features the topic of Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World. Please submit extended abstracts of up to 1,500 words via email to any of the conference co-chairs: , , or . Authors will receive decisions by March 15th.

Call for Papers

DEC
19
2012

2013 SCP Conference Registration is Open


Registration is now open for SCP's annual Winter conference, which will take place on February 28 - March 2, 2013 at Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel, San Antonio.

Register for the Conference | Conference Website

DEC
3
2012

SCP Voting Now Open


SCP members may now vote for president and secretary/treasurer. The deadline for voting is January 20, 2013.

OCT
25
2012

2012 ACP Conference Registration is Open


The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will be holding its annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology conference on 19–21 December 2012 in Singapore. This conference, in partnership with ACI, is the first ever ACP conference held in Asia.

The theme of the conference is "The Asian Consumer." The conference will serve as an international forum to assess the relevance of consumer psychology models for understanding the Asian consumer, and conversely, to explore new contributions to consumer psychology based on Asian consumer insight.

The conference will employ a variety of presentation and discussion formats. In addition to plenary academic sessions presenting the latest research findings, there will be two keynote speakers (one academic and one from industry) and a round table of consumer insight practitioners.

Conference Registration

OCT
12
2012

2013 Summer SCP at APA (Division 23) Call for Papers


The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) will hold its summer conference as part the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) from July 31st to August 4th 2013 at the Hawaii Convention Center. SCP (Division 23 of APA) represents consumer researchers and psychologists interested in a broad range of consumer research issues united by psychological theories. We are seeking competitive papers, working papers (posters), special session symposia, and skill building sessions. Diverse themes and methodological approaches are welcome. We especially welcome submissions that address topics related to addictive or excessive consumer behaviors (e.g., gambling, video-gaming, over-eating, compulsive buying, excessive use of social media), as well as research that addresses consumer welfare at the individual or societal level (e.g., materialism, sustainability, youth and family risk, food and health decision making).

All submissions must be made through the APA website by the November 16, 2012 deadline.

If you have any questions (or any trouble using the conference submission website), please feel free to contact the Division 23 conference chair: , The Ohio State University.

More Information | Conference Website

OCT
2
2012

Nominations for SCP Elections


The Society for Consumer Psychology is currently seeking nominations for a number of positions in the organization.

First, we seek nominations for the position of President Elect for 2013. The President Elect serves a three year term on the SCP Board, assuming the duties of President Elect the first year, President the second year, and Past President the third year—positions presently held by Darren Dahl as President Elect, Michel Pham as President, and Vicki Morwitz as Past President.

Second, we seek nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Duties for this position involve administrative support for the organization, oversight of the financial state of the organization, and maintenance of the historical database of the society. This position is a two year term on the SCP Board and is currently held by Tiffany White who will be retiring from the position after this year.

Finally, we seek nominations for the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee Chair. Duties for this position are centered in addressing issues pertaining to minority populations in the organization, leading ad hoc committees as necessitated, and representing minority populations in all society meetings. This position is also a three year term position and is currently held by Maura Scott who will be retiring from the chair this year.

Full descriptions of these positions and the full list of past SCP Presidents and current officers can be found here on the SCP website. Nominees must be current SCP members.

Please email your suggestions to current SCP President elect, , by Monday, October 15, 2012. In your nomination email please provide the person’s name, place of employment, and a brief description of why you recommend this person for SCP President-Elect. Self-nominations are welcome.

SEP
17
2012

SCP International Conference 2012


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JUL
12
2012

Taskforce on Scientific Practices within SCP


A number of events in the past 12 months have combined to threaten the scientific credibility of our field (and the related field of social psychology). As a professional organization whose mission is to advance the science of consumer psychology—a community of consumer scholars, we all take these threats very seriously.

To address these issues, in March 2012 the Executive Board of SCP appointed a "Super-Committee on Scientific Practices in Consumer Psychology" (SCSP) with the mission to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to strengthen the science that is practiced and disseminated in our field. Chaired by former SCP President L.J. Shrum, this "Super-Committee" has been assembled to reflect the diversity of perspectives that must be taken into account in this broad endeavor. It includes senior associates of the Society’s flagship journal, preeminent scholars in the field, representatives of the SCP Ethics Committee, and representatives of our broad community of emerging consumer scholars.

Read the full announcement

JUL
2
2012

2012 ACP Conference Call for Papers Extension


The submission deadline for the 2012 Advertising and Consumer Psychology (ACP) Conference has been extended to July 31, 2012. Please submit all abstracts and proposals to . All decisions will be made by August 31, 2012 and successful applicants will be notified by email.

Further Details

JUN
28
2012

Inaugural Advisory Panel


The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel's mission is to represent the collective "voice" of the SCP membership and advise the executive leadership of the Society on various matters such as preferences for conferences, research themes, and organizational priorities. The members will serve a two year-term, starting July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2014. (Additional members will be appointed next year for a term starting July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2015).

Shelly Jain, University of Washington (Chair)
Onur Bodur, Concordia University
Amy Dalton, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Adam Duhachek, Indiana University
David Gal, Northwestern University
Joseph Goodman, Washington University, St. Louis
Ayelet Gneezy, University of California, San Diego
Paul Herr, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Donna Hoffman, University of California, Riverside
Amna Kirmani, University of Maryland
Anand Kumar, University of South Florida
Tina Lowrey, University of Texas, San Antonio
Rebecca Naylor, Ohio State University
Ji Kyung Park, University of Delaware
Martin Reimann, University of Southern California
Karen Winterich, Pennsylvania State University

We invite all our members to leverage this important new governance resource and reach out to any panel representative to share interests, views, or concerns that they may have with respect to SCP. We thank the panel representatives for agreeing to serve SCP in this important capacity, and look forward to working with them in support of SCP’s mission.

Michel Pham
SCP President

JUN
28
2012

SCP Officially Endorses the Social Psychology Network


The Society for Consumer Psychology, Division 23 of the American Psychological Association, is pleased to endorse Social Psychology Network (SPN) as an outstanding resource for consumer psychologists to share and disseminate psychological knowledge, expertise, and research findings. SPN is a scientific and educational portal that offers many resources of interest to consumer psychologists, such as professional directories, blogs, news feeds, course syllabi, teaching materials, and online studies.

One of SPN's most valuable features is an interactive online directory of more than 1,900 professional profiles. This directory permits psychological scientists to post their research interests, publications, laboratory information, social media links, and course pages. Because the directory includes professionals from many different areas of psychology, it represents an excellent means for consumer psychologists to reach out to the broader community of psychological scientists and publicize their research interests and findings.

We encourage anyone interested in consumer psychology to take advantage of SPN's unique resources and support its mission by becoming a member of the Network.

Michel Pham
SCP President

MAY
29
2012

ACP Call for Conference-Hosting Proposals


The Society for Consumer Psychology will be sponsoring its 32nd annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology (ACP) Conference in 2013 and is soliciting proposals from institutions interested in organizing and hosting the conference.

Further Details

MAY
21
2012

Call for Nominations


The Society for Consumer Psychology is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for SCP Fellow status. Please consult the announcement document for the nomination procedure, criteria, and further information.

APR
24
2012

Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition


SCP announces its Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will receive $1,000, and two runners-up will receive $500. In addition to the monetary award, the three recipients will present their research at the 2013 Society for Consumer Psychology Conference in San Antonio, TX, and will be recognized at the conference. The deadline for submission is May 21, 2012. Please consult the contest page for further information.

MAR
2
2012

Sad News


SCP is deeply saddened by the news of Professor Alice M. Isen’s passing on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Alice was a leading social and consumer psychologist whose research on positive affect has had an enormous influence on psychology and on marketing and consumer research. A devoted friend of the Society, Alice chaired several critical SCP committees over the years, including the Scientific Affairs Committee, and was a long-time member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. She was named an SCP Fellow for her outstanding contribution to the field of consumer psychology.

Alice received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1968. She was the SC Johnson Professor of Marketing and Professor of Psychology at Cornell University.

The Society will profoundly miss her.

FEB
23
2012

SCP Conference 2012


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FEB
21
2012

New SCP President-Elect


The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce the election of Professor Darren Dahl of the University of British Columbia as President-Elect of the Society as of February 17, 2012. In this capacity, he will serve a three-year term in the executive leadership of the Society: one year as President-Elect, one year as standing President, and one year as Immediate Past President. Darren Dahl is the Fred H. Siller Professor in Applied Marketing Research, and Professor and Chair, Marketing Division at the Saunder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, where he also received his Ph.D.

OCT
10
2011

Cornelia (Connie) Pechmann Named JCP Editor


The publications committee of the Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce that Cornelia (Connie) Pechmann will be the new editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Connie will start processing new manuscripts on January 1, 2012. C.W. Park, who has served as editor since 2008, will continue processing revisions through June 30, 2012. After that date Connie will process all manuscripts. SCP wants to thank C.W. for his dedication and excellent service to JCP.

SEP
27
2011

C.W. Park Named SCP Fellow


The Society of Consumer Psychology (SCP) is thrilled to announce that C. W. Park has been named an SCP Fellow, which is SCP's highest honor. The SCP Fellowship is awarded to recognize an SCP member's unusual and outstanding contribution to or performance in the field of consumer psychology. We will make a public announcement of this award at the upcoming SCP conference in Las Vegas, February 16-18, 2012, where C.W. will make a Fellow's address.

C.W. Park is the Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC, Professor Park was the Albert Wesley Frey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh (1979-1997). He holds a B.A. degree in German language and literature from Seoul National University in Korea, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.

C.W. has been awarded this honor both for his active service to SCP and for his contributions as a scholar to the field of consumer psychology. C.W. Park has been an active member of SCP for many years, and has served as the Editor of our leading journal, the Journal of Consumer Psychology since 2008. He has published numerous articles in our field's leading journals and has made important contributions to our understanding of individual and dyadic decision-making and choice, information processing, marketing communications, social influence, branding, and attachment.

Please join me in congratulating C.W. for this well-deserved honor. Please also join me in thanking SCP's fellow committee; Richard Lutz (chair), Joe Alba, and Frank Kardes.

Vicki Morwitz
President, SCP

SEP
8
2011

Deadline Approaching for Small Grants Applications


SCP is pleased to announce the implementation of a Small Grants Program that will provide funding for initiatives that further the goals and vision of SCP.

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MAR
2
2011

New SCP President-Elect Announced


The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce the election of Professor Michel Tuan Pham of Columbia University as President-Elect of the Society as of February 24, 2011. In this capacity, he will serve a three-year term in the executive leadership of the Society: one year as President-Elect, one year as standing President, and one year as Immediate Past President. Michel Tuan Pham is the Kravis Professor of Business in Marketing at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. He received his PhD in Marketing from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

FEB
3
2011

New ACP Book Series Release


SCP members will get a 30% discount when ordering Leveraging Consumer Psychology for Effective Health Communications: The Obesity Challenge, edited by Rajeev Batra, Punam Anand Keller, and Victor J. Strecher.

AUG
4
2010

ANNOUNCEMENT


The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce a SCP Diversity Travel Scholarship. This travel scholarship is intended to support the goal of increasing ethnic minority doctoral students' participation in the society and supporting the professional development of ethnic minority doctoral students interested in consumer psychology. Applicants must be from one of the following underrepresented populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American. Deadline: September 1, 2010.

More Information

DEC
2
2010

SCP Voting Now Open


SCP members may now vote for president and on ratification of SCP's by-laws. The deadline for voting is midnight, January 20, 2011.
Voting for 2011 SCP president and bylaws are now closed and results will be announced shortly.

JUN
18
2010

JCP Named Top Research Journal


JCP has been added to the list of top research journals recognized by the Financial Times!

Uncanny Resemblance?


In his presidential address at SCP, Hans Baumgartner suggested that Meg Meloy and Adam Duhachek might actually start to look like one another after working together on our recent SCP conference. You decide!