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Diversity Travel Scholarship
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce a Diversity Travel Scholarship for travel
to the 2016 SCP Conference. 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, or from
a population outside the US that is underrepresented in their country and in consumer psychology.
International Travel Scholarship
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce an International Travel Scholarship for travel
to the 2016 SCP Conference in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA. The International Travel Scholarship is
intended to support PhD students traveling to SCP Conferences outside their home country.
Call for Conference-Hosting Proposals
The Society for Consumer Psychology is soliciting proposals from individuals or institutions interested in organizing and hosting
an “SCP Boutique” conference in 2016.
Building on the SCP conferences in Florence (2012) and Vienna (2015), SCP will merge these international
SCP conferences with the Advertising and Consumer Psychology conference to create a single conference series
under the working title “SCP Boutique.” This conference will take place annually. Our goal is to make this a
small, premium quality conference with a limited number of participants. We expect that about half of the
SCP Boutique conferences will take place outside the US but there will not be a strict rotation. Proposals
can, but do not have to, revolve around a theme or research area. There is no prescribed format and there is
no requirement to publish proceedings. The conference can take place any time in 2016.
TWO SCP AWARDS (EARLY CAREER, DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION): CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Society for Consumer Psychology announces a Call for Nominations for an Early Career Award. The award
recognizes distinguished scientific contribution to consumer psychology by a researcher who received her/his
PhD after June 1, 2007. Nominees must also show evidence of current or past engagement with SCP
The Society for Consumer Psychology also announces a Call for Nominations for the Society's Distinguished
Scientific Contribution Award. The award recognizes outstanding and lasting research contributions to
consumer psychology. Nominees must also show evidence of current or past engagement with SCP
Please send a letter of nomination for either award, including the Candidate's curriculum vitae if possible
and two additional letters of reference, to Bob Wyer
Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee by Aug 21, 2015.
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Park Young Contributor Award
Congratulations to Xun (Irene) Huang for winning the Park Young Contributor Award for her article “Warmth and conformity:
The effects of ambient temperature on product preferences and financial decisions,” co-authored with Meng Zhang,
Michael K. Hui, and Robert S. Wyer Jr., Journal of Consumer Psychology, 24(2), 241-250. This award is given to the best
paper appearing in Vol. 24 (2014) of the Journal of Consumer Psychology by a junior researcher as lead author. Thank you
to the award selection committee comprised of Claudiu Dimofte, Kelly Haws, and Brent McFerran.
Park Award for Best JCP Article
Congratulations to Michael I. Norton, Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely for winning the Park Award for the Best Article
appearing in Vol. 22 (2012) of the Journal of Consumer Psychology for their article
IKEA effect: When labor leads to love
", Volume 22 (3), 299-470, 2012. Articles were nominated by the JCP ERB with
final selection by an awards committee comprised of Simona Botti, Ryan Hamilton, and Rebecca Reczek.
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SCP Fellow Call for Nominations
The Society for Consumer Psychology is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for SCP Fellow status. The criteria, as
established by the SCP Board of Directors, are:
Minimum standards for SCP Fellowship:
- Current and prior SCP membership of at least one year;
- Active engagement at the time of nomination in the advancement of consumer psychology in any of its aspects;
- Five years of acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the doctoral degree; and
- Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of consumer psychology
THE MOST DIFFICULT JUDGMENT THAT MUST BE MADE IN CONNECTION WITH NOMINEES FOR FELLOW STATUS IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE
HAS BEEN “UNUSUAL AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OR PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD OF CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY.”
The existence of relevant publications is not enough. Publications must report impressive work, have an impact upon
others, and have been refereed appropriately;
- Citation of the nominee’s work by others is an important indicator of the impact of a contribution;
- Long-term SCP membership and activity (e.g., conference participation and leadership roles) are highly desirable;
- Accumulation of impact and performance over time must be demonstrated;
- Evidence of steady and continuing competence does not in itself meet the criterion of “outstanding and unusual.”
The nominating member must be a member in good standing of the Society for Consumer Psychology. The nominator is responsible
for preparing a letter of nomination, not to exceed three typewritten pages, that addresses the nominee’s qualifications
vis-à-vis the SCP Fellow criteria listed above. The letter must be accompanied by the nominee’s current curriculum vitae.
Both the letter and the CV must be submitted via email to the chair of the Fellows Committee.
Nominations should be submitted in confidence, without informing the prospective Fellow. This avoids embarrassment should the
nominee not be accepted. Unsuccessful nominations will automatically be re-considered for up to two additional years.
Nominations are due May 1, 2015.
The current Fellows Committee is Valerie Folkes (chair), John Lynch, and Joan Meyers-Levy.
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing
USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808
SCP DISSERTATION PROPOSAL COMPETITION
The SCP Dissertation Proposal Award recognizes the best dissertation proposal on a topic related to Consumer Psychology by a doctoral student
member of SCP.
Winner: Alixandra Barasch of the University of Pennsylvania for her dissertation titled: “How Photo-Taking Goals Impact Enjoyment of Experience”
with co-advisors Deborah Small & Gal Zauberman.
Honorable Mention: Charlene Chen for her dissertation at Columbia titled: “The Need to Feel Better” with advisor Michel Pham.
Thanks to Joann Peck who did an outstanding job coordinating the competition and all the reviewers.
Michel Pham Named SCP Fellow
Michel Tuan Pham is the Kravis Professor of Business at Columbia University. He received his PhD in Marketing from the University of Florida and a
Licence in Applied Economics from the Catholic University of Mons in Belgium. Michel held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago,
the Catholic University of Leuven, the China Europe International Business School, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Singapore
Management University, and the Sorbonne.
The SCP Fellows Committee, comprised of current SCP Fellows Valerie Folkes (Chair), John Lynch, and Joan Meyers-Levy commends Michel’s research on
affect and decision making for “help[ing] our field focus on feelings and how they influence consumers’ thought processes, an important counterbalance
to the domination of purely cognitive factors in the consumer decision making literature”. The committee also recognizes Michel’s contributions on
regulatory focus theory. It refers to his work as path-breaking, innovative, and integrative. In addition to his scientific contributions, the committee
lauds Michel’s active engagement in the advancement of the field of Consumer Psychology.
Among many other contributions, Michel has helped to shape our field as Research Dialogues Area Editor for SCP’s flagship journal, the Journal of
Consumer Psychology and as SCP President. His article based on his presidential address entitled “The Seven Sins of Consumer Psychology”
(Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2013) critically evaluates the state of our field and provides clear guidance for the future. The Society for
Consumer Psychology is pleased to recognize Michel’s outstanding scholarship and leadership by naming him as an SCP Fellow, which is our Society’s
Ohio State University Professor Emeritus Clark Leavitt passed away on, Sept. 14th, 2014. He was 91.
A pioneer in the area of Consumer Psychology, Professor Leavitt served as the 2nd President (1963) of the American Psychological Association
Division of Consumer Psychology (Division 23).
A native of Galesburg Illinois, Clark Leavitt received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of California Berkeley in 1951.
After teaching at various schools in California and Illinois, Professor Leavitt began his career as a Consumer Psychologist, working and
consulting with well-known advertising agencies and research firms in California, Illinois, and New York. He joined the Marketing Faculty
at Ohio State University in 1972. He retired in 1992.
He resided in a unique home in the Rush Creek neighborhood of Worthington, Ohio and was a avid traveler, reader, swimmer, skier, tennis
player, gardener, music and art lover and an excellent cook (knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate!). Professor Leavitt was the
proud father of two daughters and a son, a grandfather and a great grandfather. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and the
love of his life, Vera Maletic.
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
. The Grants Program is competitive, and will
provide a maximum of $5000.00 for each funded initiative.
Examples of possible initiatives are:
- Support for pre-conference consortia for doctoral students,
Funding for the organization of workshops, seminars, and other events that advance consumer psychology, particularly those that involve
students and junior faculty.
Although the funds are limited, we seek proposals that will provide the greatest return on the dollar. Thus, well established and well funded
programs would not be a high priority. Seminars and workshops focusing on new topics with an emphasis on funding participation by doctoral students
and/or junior faculty would be much closer to our vision.
All requests will be considered within an annual fiscal cycle (calendar year) and thus, should be submitted no later than Nov. 1 for consideration
for the upcoming year. No more than one grant will be funded each year.
All proposals should contain the following:
- Cover letter that states the purpose of the initiative and summarizes the request
- Statement of objectives of the initiative, who is likely to benefit, how the initiative furthers the mission of SCP, and expected outcomes
- Any supportive documentation or rationale for why the initiative is needed
- A detailed budget for all projected expenses
- Method for distributing funds
- Contact person information responsible for the administration of the funds
Please note that only current SCP members are eligible for consideration. These awards will not pay administrative or overhead costs. Any funded
initiative will be required to submit a post-report.
Please send applications via e-mail to Larry Compeau, SCP Executive Officer, Clarkson University School of Business, 8 Clarkson Avenue-Box
5795, Potsdam, NY 13699 or via email to email@example.com
. All applications will be reviewed by the SCP Board of Directors and funded proposals
will be announced when awarded.
The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Argo as President-Elect and Joey Hoegg as Secretary-Treasurer.
is the Carthy Professor of Marketing at the University of Alberta School of Business. She received her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 2003 and has
been a visiting scholar at both Duke University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research primarily focuses on the impact of social influences on consumers’ thoughts,
feelings, and behaviors. She has published in leading journals including Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of
Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research
, and Psychological Science
. She has received grants for her research from the Social Science
and Humanities Research Council and has received several awards for her research including the AMA Erin Anderson Award for an emerging female marketing scholar and mentor and the
co-winner of the inaugural ACR Early Career Award. She currently serves as an Associate Editor at both the Journal of Consumer Psychology
the Journal of Consumer Research
. She loves interacting with doctoral students and has had the opportunity to serve as the Marketing PhD
advisor at the Alberta School of Business and participating in (SCP, ACR, ANZMAC) and organizing (ACR) doctoral consortiums. If elected her priorities would be to 1) continue to
’s reputation as a premier publication outlet for consumer psychology, 2) to increase mentoring and professional development
opportunities for doctoral students and faculty, 3) preserve the collegial and supportive atmosphere of SCP, 4) and to enhance the visibility of SCP members’ work amongst academics,
policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.
JoAndrea (Joey) Hoegg
Joey Hoegg is an Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Alumni Professor in Marketing at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. She
earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2006. Joey has two broad research areas: sensory marketing and consumer-brand relationships. Her research on sensory marketing has primarily
investigated how visual aspects of products and advertisements influence consumer perception and judgment. Her work on consumer-brand relationships has examined factors that can enhance
consumers’ connections to brands, such as emotional experiences, consumer-salesperson similarity, and advertising format. Joey was named an MSI Young Scholar in 2013, and in 2014 was awarded
the Canada Research Chair in Consumer Behaviour by the government of Canada. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research,
Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Product Innovation
Management. She has been an active member of SCP, and regularly presents her work at the winter conference. Recently she was asked to be an associate editor at the
Journal of Consumer Psychology, and she is on the Editorial Review Board at the Journal of Consumer Research. If
elected, Joey pledges to represent the values of SCP and to work hard to support the goals of the organization and its members.
The Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) has awarded the 2015 Early Career Award to Rebecca Walker Reczek.
The SCP Early Career Award recognizes distinguished scientific contribution to consumer psychology by a researcher within eight
years of receiving the PhD.
Rebecca Walker Reczek is Associate Professor of Marketing and Dean’s Faculty Fellow at the Fischer College of Business,
Ohio State University. She earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Rebecca has published in the Journal of
Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, among other journals. In
the recommendation letters received by the award committee, her work is described as high quality, well-cited, timely, and important.
In addition to her research, Rebecca has also distinguished herself in terms of service to the Society for Consumer Psychology,
for example by chairing the Summer SCP conference in 2013.
SCP thanks this year’s award committee, which consisted of Bob Wyer (chair), Ravi Dhar, and Frank Kardes.
CALL FOR BOOK SERIES PROPOSALS
The Society for Consumer Psychology is now accepting proposals for a SCP book series. Proposals should be submitted electronically to SCP President
by April 1, 2015 as an attached Word file. There is no page
limit, but a typical submission would be approximately 2-pages in length and specify the following:
- Goals of the book series and intended contribution to consumer psychology;
- Potential topics;
- Expected audience profile;
- Length of term and frequency of publication (annually for 3 years, biennially for 6 years, etc.).
MSI Academic Trustees "Must Read" Articles
The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) is featuring three Journal of Consumer Psychology
articles on its MSI’s Academic Trustees list of "must read" articles
of interest to their marketing practitioner audience for 2014.
"Tablets, Touchscreens and Touchpads: How Varying Touch Interfaces Trigger Psychological Ownership and Endowment" by Stevan Adam Brasel and James Gips,
Journal of Consumer Psychology, April 2014
"Slim by Design: Redirecting the Accidental Drivers of Mindless Overeating" by Brian Wansink and Pierre Chandon, Journal of Consumer Psychology, July 2014
"A Meaningful Embrace: Contingent Effects of Embodied Cues of Affection" by Rhonda Hadi and Ana Valenzuela, Journal of Consumer Psychology, October 2014