Consumer Behavior

Consumer Behavior : International Edition

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For courses in Consumer Behavior.This contemporary text goes beyond the "act of buying" and presents a balanced and global perspective. Grounded in the very latest research, the sixth edition probes the psyche of consumers around the world as it explores their diverse experiences with buying, having, and being. Solomon's captivating writing style and ability to weave the most current research, real-world examples, global coverage, and managerial applications throughout have made this text a market leader edition after edition.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 21mm | 1,314g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0131230115
  • 9780131230118

About Michael R. Solomon

Michael R. Solomon, Ph.D., is Human Sciences Professor of Consumer Behavior in the Department of Consumer Affairs, College of Human Sciences, at Auburn University Prior to joining Auburn in 1995, he was Chairman of the Department of Marketing in the School of Business at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned B.A. degrees in Psychology and Sociology magna cum laude at Brandeis University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. He received the Cutty Sark Men's Fashion Award for his research on the psychological aspects of clothing. In 1996 he was awarded the Fulbright/FLAD Chair in Market Globalization by the U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Government of Portugal. Professor Solomon's primary research interests include consumer behavior and lifestyle issues, online research methodologies, the symbolic aspects of products, the psychology of fashion, decoration, and image, and services marketing. He has published numerous articles on these and related topics in academic journals, and he has delivered invited lectures on these subjects in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australia, and Latin America. His research has been funded by the American Academy of Advertising, the American Marketing Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Consumer Behaviour and the Journal of Retailing, and he was elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. Professor Solomon was ranked as one of the fifteen most widely cited scholars in the academic behavioral sciences/ fashion literature, and as one of the ten most productive researchers in the field of advertising and marketing communications. In addition to his academic activities, Professor Solomon is a frequent contributor to mass media. He is the author of Conquering Consumerspace: Marketing Strategies for a Branded World, which was published in 2003. His feature articles have appeared in such magazines as Psychology Today, Gentleman's Quarterly, and Savvy. He has been quoted in numerous national magazines and newspapers, including Allure, Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Mirabella, Newsweek, New York Times, Self, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. He has been interviewed numerous times on radio and television, including appearances on Today, Good Morning America, CNBC, Channel One, Inside Edition, Newsweek on the Air, the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, and National Public Radio. Professor Solomon advises numerous companies on issues related to consumer behavior, services marketing, retailing, and advertising and he is a Director of Mind/Share, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in online consumer research. He frequently addresses business groups on strategic issues related to consumer behavior. Professor Solomon currently lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife, Gail, their three children, Amanda, Zachary, and Alexandra-and Chloe, their golden retriever.show more

Table of contents

I. CONSUMERS IN THE MARKETPLACE. 1. Consumers Rule. II. CONSUMERS AS INDIVIDUALS. 2. Perception. 3. Learning and Memory. 4. Motivation and Values. 5. The Self. 6. Personality and Lifestyles. 7. Attitudes. 8. Attitude Change and Interactive Communications. III. CONSUMERS AS DECISION MAKERS. 9. Individual Decision Making. 10. Buying and Disposing. 11. Group Influence and Opinion Leadership. 12. Organizational and Household Decision Making. IV. CONSUMERS AND SUBCULTURES. 13. Income and Social Class. 14. Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Subcultures. 15. Age Subcultures. V. CONSUMERS AND CULTURE. 16. Cultural Influences on Consumer Behavior. 17. The Creation and Diffusion of Consumer Culture.show more