JCP New Editor Announcement
The publications committee of the Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to announce that Amna Kirmani will be the new editor of the Journal of
. Amna will start processing new manuscripts on January 1, 2015. Connie (Cornelia) Pechmann, who has served as editor since
January 1, 2012, will continue processing revisions through June 30, 2015. After that date Amna will process all manuscripts.
Amna Kirmani is Director of Doctoral Programs and Professor of Marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Her
research interests include persuasion knowledge, behavioral signaling, social influence, and branding. Her work has been published in several journals,
including the Journal of Consumer Research
, Journal of Marketing Research
, Journal of Marketing
, and Journal of Consumer
. Her papers have won the Paul Green Award in the Journal of Marketing Research
, the Maynard Award in the Journal of Marketing
the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Advertising
and Article of the Year at AMA TechSIG. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing
and the Journal of Consumer Psychology
and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marketing Research
, the Journal of Consumer
, and the Journal of Interactive Marketing
. She is President-Elect of the Association for Consumer Research. Amna is known for her
keen research mind, bringing a blend of intellectualism, eclecticism, and methodological and analytical rigor to address important consumer and market
SCP gratefully thanks Connie for her outstanding dedication and excellent service to JCP
Susan Broniarczyk (Chair)
Stijn van Osselaer
TWO SCP AWARDS (EARLY CAREER, DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT): 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 within 8 years of receiving their PhD. Nominees must be members of SCP showing evidence of engagement with SCP and JCP.
The Society for Consumer Psychology also announces a Call for Nominations for the Society's Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding and lasting
research contributions to consumer psychology. Nominees must be members of SCP showing evidence of engagement with SCP and JCP.
Please send a letter of nomination for either award, including the Candidate's curriculum vitae if possible and two additional letters of reference, to
, Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee by September 5, 2014.
The Society for Consumer Psychology will be holding its Annual Winter Conference from February 26-28, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. The SCP conference provides
opportunities for a high level of interaction among participants interested in consumer research and in advancing the discipline of consumer psychology in a global society.
Co-Chairs: Andrea Morales & Patti Williams
Call for Papers
The Society for Consumer Psychology is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for SCP Fellow status. Please
consult the announcement document
for the nomination procedure, criteria, and further information.
Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition
SCP announces its Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will receive $1,000. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will present
their research at the 2015 Society for Consumer Psychology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and will be recognized at the conference.
Vicki Morwitz and Sharon Shavitt Named SCP 2014 Fellows
The Society for Consumer Psychology is pleased to name Vicki Morwitz and Sharon Shavitt as SCP Fellows, our organization’s highest honor. Fellowship
recognizes and rewards research excellence and outstanding contributions to the field of Consumer Psychology.
Vicki G. Morwitz is the Harvey Golub Professor of Business Leadership and Professor of Marketing at New York University Stern School of Business.
For over 20 years, Professor Morwitz has been a leading thinker in our field on behavioral pricing and the measurement and prediction of behavioral
intentions, as reflected in her many influential publications. She has frequently been considered for—and won—prestigious awards from our most
respected journals. Her research is cited frequently, and it has stimulated many others to follow her trail. Professor Morwitz’s leadership also
extends to our professional organizations. Among other activities, she is past president of the Society for Consumer Psychology, associate editor
and editorial board member of our major journals, and conference chair for multiple organizations’ national conferences.
Sharon Shavitt is the Walter H. Stellner Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois. Professor Shavitt has published approximately 80
articles, including journal articles, book chapters and proceedings in leading outlets in a variety of disciplines, covering social psychology,
personality, advertising, consumer psychology, and public opinion research. Her work has had sustained impact in areas such as cross-cultural
research and attitudes. Her cross-cultural research has been at the forefront of this subfield in consumer psychology, reflecting her unique
leadership in this area for two decades. She served as the associate editor of JCP at a critical time in its development, as well as being a
long-time member of the JCP editorial review board.
Jennifer Aaker Receives SCP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2014
The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award recognizes and rewards outstanding lifelong research contributions to the field of Consumer Psychology.
A social psychologist and marketer, Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing and Ormond Family Faculty at Stanford University’s
Graduate School of Business. Her research has made major contributions in the areas of branding, culture, time/money tradeoffs, happiness, and
well-being. She is widely published in the leading scholarly journals in psychology and marketing, such as the Journal of Consumer Psychology and
the Journal of Consumer Research, and her work has been featured in a variety of media including The Economist, The New York Times, Wall Street
Journal, Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Forbes, CBS Money Watch, NPR, Science, Inc, and Cosmopolitan.
Call for Small Grants Proposals
The Society for Consumer Psychology welcomes proposals for the 2014 SCP Small Grants Program. This program provides 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.
Stijn van Osselaer is Professor of Marketing at Cornell's Johnson School of Management. Since receiving his PhD from the University of Florida in 1998, he served as Assistant
and Associate Professor at the University of Chicago (1998-2003) and as Professor of Marketing (2003-2013) and Department Chair at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus
University. Stijn was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2005, 2007) and London Business School (2008), as well as a Visiting Research Scholar at the University
of Colorado (2012-2013). Stijn's main research focus is on the learning and memory processes underlying consumer decision making, but he also enjoys assisting PhD students and
junior faculty with their work on many other topics. He has published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP)
, Journal of Consumer Research (JCR)
, Journal of
, Journal of Marketing (JM)
, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning,
Memory, and Cognition
. Stijn co-chaired the 2010 Association for Consumer Research (ACR) conference in Jacksonville, the 2009 La Londe conference, and the Consumer Behavior track
at the 2005 and 2007 European Marketing Academy conferences. He also served on the ACR Board of Directors, is an Associate Editor at JCR, serves on the Editorial Review Boards of JCP,
JM, and IJRM, and was a member of several award committees at JCP and ACR.
SCP mourns the loss of co-founder and past president (1971) of Division 23, Dr. Joseph M Kamen, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Indiana University, where he as an
award-winning researcher, teacher, and colleague. He passed away on January 30th, 2014 at the age of 84.
His daughter, Paula, tells us that one of Dr. Kamen’s proudest lifetime achievements was spearheading the formation of Division 23 in the 1960s, and signing up the required number
of members to make the new APA division. Many members of Division 23, including Dr. Kamen, came out of the Quartermaster Food & Container Institute, which was located in Chicago and established during WWII,
where they worked as psychologists trying to make the K-rations nutritious and palatable for the men in service. After the war, Dr. Kamen worked for many years with Amoco, building
the marketing research department there. As a consumer psychologist with a doctorate in industrial and applied experimental psychology from the University of Illinois, he helped
transform the field of contemporary marketing.
We are thankful for Dr. Joe Kamen’s efforts to create SCP those many years ago.