Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NudgeNews Nov. 22, 2011

By Pelle Guldborg Hansen

Everyday quite a few articles, blogs and papers on Nudge and related issues are made available online. NudgeNews is our way of trying to facilitate a better understanding of nudging by giving you access and an overview.

Nov. 22, 2011

Nudge politics: More on the disbandment of the British obesity panel
(nudge politics, obesity)

We have often warned about what happens if nudging becomes too entangled with politics. A press release from PR fire on the recent dispandment of the British obesity panel gives a good picture of what happens with rethoric about nudge, when it becomes possible to evaluate it as nudge politics. Even Jamie Oliver seems to have an opinion:
Coalition Turns It’s Back On Obesity
More on Chatterjee and the psychology of credit cards
On the CreditCardGuide Marcia Frellick picks up Charretjee's recent study about how just being primed about credit cards leads customers to be willing to spend more as well as over-evaluate the value of wanted goods. A nice feat of this post is that Frellick has asked Art Markman (Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin) as well as Jill Norvilitis (professor of psychology at Buffalo State College in New York) for additional information:

Under the Influence of Credit, Shoppers Primed to Buy
That's all for today.

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