quarta-feira, janeiro 16, 2008

O poder do chocolate

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"Aroma Of Chocolate Chip Cookies Prompts Splurging On Expensive Sweaters" no endereço

"Exposure to something that whets the appetite, such as a picture of a mouthwatering dessert, can make a person more impulsive with unrelated purchases, finds a study from the February 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. For example, the researchers reveal in one experiment that the aroma of chocolate chip cookies can prompt women on a tight budget to splurge on a new item of clothing.

"We found that an appetitive stimulus not only affects behavior in a specific behavior domain, but also induces a shared state that propels a consumer to choose smaller--sooner options in unrelated domains," explains researcher Xiuping Li (National University of Singapore). "Similarly, the presence of an attractive woman in the trading room might propel an investor to choose the investment option providing smaller but sooner rewards."

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