PhD Defense by Michael Hair

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    • Thursday June 18, 2015 - Friday June 19, 2015
      9:00 am - 10:59 am
  • Location: Room 312 (Scheller College of Business)
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Summary Sentence: The Influence of Consumption Goals on Decision Processing and Choice

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Michael Hair: PhD Defense

TIME: Thursday, June 18th, from 9:00 to 11:30am in Room 312 (Scheller)

Area: Marketing  


Committee Members: Samuel Bond (Chair), Sara Loughran Dommer (Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology), Eric Schumacher (School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology), Koert van Ittersum (University of Groningen), and Ryan Hamilton (Emory University)


Title: The Influence of Consumption Goals on Decision Processing and Choice


Dissertation Summary: My research examines how active consumption goals, defined as the benefits sought by the consumer, influence cognitive processes and decision outcomes.  I address two common issues pertinent to consumer decisions. Consumers often face choices in which information is not readily available—requiring them to retrieve details from memory. Furthermore, consumer choices are frequently influenced by the type of attributes presented and the decision context itself, sometimes leading to negative outcomes and consequences. In two essays, I study how the activation of consumption goals can influence the manner in which decision-relevant information is encoded into memory, and may also influence the weighting of decision attributes and the outcomes of subsequent choices. The first essay explores the effects of goal activation and attribute valence on memory for information in a consumer decision setting. The second essay explores the factors that affect the helpfulness (or harmfulness) of consumption goal elicitation.

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