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JCP Ranked #2 Amongst Marketing Journals

The Journal for Consumer Psychology (JCP) was ranked #2 amongst marketing journals

Psychology of Design

This new book underscores how design plays a role in consumer desire for products and liking for commercial messages, even while the psychological processes involved are only partially understood. This edited book brings together organizing frameworks and reviews of the relevant literatures from contributing disciplines such as aesthetics, anthropology, brand strategy, creativity, design science, engineering, graphic design, industrial design, marketing, material science, product design, and several areas within psychology, along with recent empirical work.

JCP Receives Top Rating

In latest 2015 Association of Business Schools (ABS) rankings, JCP is rated a 4*, the highest rating among the marketing journals along with Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science.

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The Financial Times Recognizes JCP

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

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APR
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2018

SCP 2018-2019 Dissertation Proposal Competition


SCP announces its Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Please submit your proposal via Qualtrics, no later than June 18, 2018.

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APR
15
2018

Obituary for NYU Emeritus Professor Jacob (Jack) Jacoby


NYU Emeritus Professor Jacob (Jack) Jacoby passed away on March 19, 2018. Jack was the Merchant’s Council Professor of Consumer Behavior and Retail Management at NYU Stern. Until retiring in November 2017, Jack held an Endowed Chair and was the Merchant's Council Professor of Consumer Behavior and Retail Management at New York University's Stem Graduate School of Business and served on the NYU faculty for over 35 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Michigan State University in 1966. Jack then served as Lieutenant in the United States Air Force until 1965, after which he directed the Consumer Psychology program at Purdue University before joining NYU in 1981. Jack was a world renowned scholar and pioneer in the field of consumer behavior. He published more than 160 articles and book chapters and ten books. He served as the President of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consumer Psychology (in 1974) and President of the Association for Consumer Research (in 1975). Jack also received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the American Marketing Association's Harold H. Maynard Award, the American Academy of Advertising's "Outstanding Contribution to Advertising" award, the Society of Consumer Psychology's bi-annual "Distinguished Scientist Award," and was a Fellow of both the Association for Consumer Research and the Society for Consumer Psychology.

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APR
15
2018

Membership Renewal Outage


At this time, we cannot process membership renewals, but our system will be back up and running shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back to renew your membership for 2018.

APR
15
2018

Call for Papers


JCP Special Issue: Consumer Psychology for the Greater Good
Co-Editors: Kelly Goldsmith & Aparna A. Labroo

Every day, consumers make a myriad of decisions that have the ability to affect the greater good, which we define as the collective well-being of the broader social group. Such decisions range from deciding whether or not to speak up in the face of unfair practices to accurately reporting one’s financial information on their taxes to understanding and empowering vulnerable consumers. Given their broad communal consequences, such decisions are of great interest to a variety of constituencies, including policy makers, non-profits, communities, and marketers, as well as individuals. Accordingly, theory-driven inquiry into the antecedents and consequences of consumer behaviors that serve the greater good offers great theoretical and practical value.

Consumer psychology over the past decades has made substantive contributions to the understanding of consumer behavior; however, research truly motivated by impacting greater good has remained limited. To be clear, there is a difference between research motivated by the greater good versus research that is relevant to the greater good. In the former, the genesis of the research is a problem motivated by greater good; in the latter, greater good is referenced as possible loosely-related implication drawn from a broader inquiry. This Special Issue in JCP seeks research that fits the former category.

The research could propose novel theories of how to promote greater good, question whether outcomes stereotypically thought of as generating greater good indeed serve the greater good, or even propose downstream problems that a quest for greater good might create. Applications of existing consumer decision making theories to promote the greater good are welcome, but only as long as a greater good problem is central to the paper and the application is consequential.

Some potential (not binding) areas of investigation include:

  1. Contributing to the Greater Good by Helping the Self:
    • Promoting personal saving behavior, which reduces the cost of social support
    • Promoting personal health and mental well-being, which reduces the cost of social isolation and loneliness
    • Promoting personal empowerment, which benefits the larger collective (e.g., standing up to unethical mistreatment from authority)
  2. Overcoming Personal Costs to Promote Contributions to the Greater Good:
    • Increasing compliance with contributions to shared resources (e.g., paying taxes)
    • Promoting pro-social actions, by individuals and/or by firms, including actions that promote charitable giving, CSR, fair trade, organ donation, and/or sustainability
    • Promoting personal empowerment, which benefits the larger collective (e.g., standing up to unethical mistreatment from authority)
  3. Contributing to the Greater Good by Fostering Collaboration:
    • Promoting personal saving behavior, which reduces the cost of social support
    • Promoting personal health and mental well-being, which reduces the cost of social isolation and loneliness
    • Promoting personal empowerment, which benefits the larger collective (e.g., standing up to unethical mistreatment from authority)
Submitted manuscripts could either be Research Reports or Research Articles in standard JCP format. All submissions are encouraged to provide complete methodological and other details in accompanying web appendices. If you have specific questions or would like the editors’ reaction to a proposed submission, please contact either of the editors (Kelly Goldsmith or Aparna Labroo.

Timeline:

Deadline for initial manuscript submission: August 1, 2019

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts early and anytime before the submission deadline as papers will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

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02
2017

New JCP Publisher


Effective January 1, 2018, the Journal of Consumer Psychology will have a new publisher, Wiley. As part of this transition, the journal will be moving from the current submission and peer review management system, Elsevier Editorial System (EES), to ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1). This means that starting on October 2, 2017, manuscripts will be submitted using the new platform. Changes to the submission and peer review processes as a result of this transition should be minimal. If you need any ScholarOne assistance, please contact ScholarOne tech support at (888) 503-1050.

The review process for manuscripts currently in the Elsevier (EES) system will remain with EES until December 15, 2017. Please continue to use the EES system to review your current review assignments.

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SCP Dissertation Competition Awards
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2017
Editor Team Selections for JCP