Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption 2012

Second Biennial Meeting

March 23-24 2012
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Theme Overview: Consumption is necessary for survival but also produces negative consequences for human health, society, and the environment. Research across domains (addiction, obesity, debt, consumer behavior, material waste, hoarding) finds overlapping biological and psychological bases for consumption-related phenomena, suggesting the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach. The meetings include presentations from leading researchers across fields with ample discussion and interaction time to promote communication and collaboration.

REGISTRATION

The free registration period has passed, but you can still email ISC12Meeting@umich.edu to register and pay the $30 late fee at the door (cash or shortcode accepted).

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


March 23, 2012

Evening Lecture by James Andreoni

(4448 East Hall; Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and STIET)
5:00-5:30 PM Welcome, Introductions: Stephanie Preston refreshments served
5:30-6:20 PM Plenary Lecture: James Andreoni UCSD, Economics Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving
6:15-6:45 PM Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion
Panel Discussants:
Yan Chen School of Information, STIET
Phoebe Ellsworth Department of Psychology
Sara Konrath Institute for Social Research
Aradhna Krishna Ross Business School, Marketing

March 24, 2012

Full Day Meeting (for registered participants, in 4448 East Hall)

8:00-8:30 AM Continental breakfast
8:30-8:45 AM Welcome, Overview
8:45-9:30 AM Hilke Plassmann (INSEAD) How Expectations Bias Consumption Experiences
9:30-10:15 AM Scott Rick (UM Ross Marketing) Winning the Battle but Losing the War: The Psychology of Debt Management
10:15-10:50 AM Student Blitz Group 1
10:50-11:10 AM Coffee Break
11:10-11:55 AM Peter Todd (Indiana University) Decision Heuristics for Food and Foraging
11:55-12:15 PM Morning Discussion
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch Break Executive Committee Lunch in Pillsbury Room; others on own
1:30-2:05 PM Student Blitz Group 2
2:05-2:50 PM Susan Gelman (UM, Psychology) Concepts of Ownership in Young Children
2:50-3:10 PM Coffee Break
3:10-3:55 PM Carey Morewedge (CMU) Thought for Food: How Imagined Consumption Influences Actual Consumption
3:55-4:30 PM Student Blitz Group 3
4:30-5:00 PM Afternoon Discussion
5:00-5:10 PMStudent Prize
5:30- Celebratory Consumption Pizza House

See you there!

Consortium Goals: The first Michigan Meeting on Consumption was a great success, culminating in a forthcoming MIT volume (edited by Preston, Kringelbach, and Knutson). We continue the tradition while forging a new consortium that fosters consumption research through thoughtful, engaging, interdisciplinary meetings and publications relevant to many fields (e.g., economics, neuroscience, JDM, social and clinical psychology, natural resources).

(If you cannot attend, you can still email to join our consortium. Members will be listed on our website, will have access to resources, and can help plan and participate in future events.)

This conference was funded by The Department of Psychology, Evolution and Human Adaptation Program (EHAP), STIET, and Ross School of Business, Department of Marketing, at the University of Michigan.

For more information contact Stephanie D. Preston at prestos at umich.edu