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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.

Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World

SCP is proud to announce the latest addition to the SCP Book Series, Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World, edited by Claudiu Dimofte, Curtis Haugtvedt, and Richard Yalch published by Routledge in October 2015.

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.

New Book

This new book provides a cutting edge look at how entertainment media affects its viewers, both in intended and unintended ways, and the psychological processes that underlie these effects.

Book Discount for Members

SCP Members save 30% on these SCP books published by M.E. Sharpe.

SCP's New Blog

Check out SCP's new blog.

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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SCP Conference 2016

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SCP Fellow Call for Nominations

The Society for Consumer Psychology is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for SCP Fellow status. Nominations are due May 1, 2016.

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Call for Papers: JCP Special Issue on Marketplace Morality

Morality has received increasing attention from economists, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and consumer researchers. Consumers’ morally questionable behaviors (such as wardrobing and overclaiming on insurance) have big impacts on companies and consumers respond strongly to organizations’ morally suspect behaviors. On the other side, consumers’ and organizations’ moral behaviors can lead to positive marketplace effects. However, many questions about how consumers define morality and evaluate their own moral behaviors as well as those of other consumers and of marketers remain. This JCP special issue seeks to move beyond an explanation of self-interest to advance our understanding of morality in the marketplace.

Articles for this special issue should be submitted by November 30, 2016. Manuscripts should be submitted using the regular JCP online system, but specify that the submission is for this special issue.

Further Information and Submission Guidelines


Call for Papers: Society for Consumer Psychology
Boutique Conference on Identity and Consumption


This boutique conference will bring together researchers working on identity-related consumption to share their most exciting and recent research, to foster new research ideas and collaborations, and to help develop and strengthen research on identity-related consumption. This conference is also designed to help galvanize a shared research identity among researchers interested in identity and consumption.


Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: July 21, 2016 (reception the evening of July 20, 2016)
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2016
Notification date: February 20, 2016
Submission website


In keeping with the nature of SCP’s boutique conference series, this event will have a limit of 60 attendees all of whom are engaged in research in the area of identity-related consumption.

Presenters are expected to register for the conference, and co-authors of presenters will be given an early registration opportunity. Subsequently, the conference will open up registration on a first-come first-serve basis until the attendance cap is reached.

The conference will begin with an evening reception followed the next day by a single-track of research presentations during the day and a second evening reception.

Sessions will include presentations of individual papers and a roundtable discussion. A poster session will also take place prior to the evening event.

Given the single-track nature of the proposed conference, in order to maintain quality, presentations will be restricted to those who have already obtained a doctoral degree. Conference attendance and a poster session will be open to doctoral students.


Paper submission: please submit a 250-500 word abstract through the submission website. In your submission, please indicate which author will present the paper and whether you are submitting for a paper presentation or poster. Note that presenters must have a completed doctoral degree at the time of submission and are expected to register for the conference. The registration fee is expected to be $200 and will include both evening receptions.

Poster submission: please submit an abstract of up to 250 words through the submission website. Please indicate that this is a poster submission.

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2016


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SCP Conference 2015

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