Mood, information congruency, and overload

Braun-LaTour, Kathryn A.; Puccinelli, Nancy M.; Mast, Fred W. (2007). Mood, information congruency, and overload. Journal of business research, 60(11), pp. 1109-1116. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jbusres.2007.04.003

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Marketers seek new ways of gaining attention in our age of information bombardment, and one popular way has been to utilize schemaincongruent language. The present article investigates how a common situational factor–consumer mood–influences consumers' ability to process
incongruent information in an information overload environment. Two experiments find positive mood increases (and negative mood decreases)
consumers' ability to respond to incongruent information. Both experiments utilize computer reaction tests on healthy adult consumers; the first
uses the Stroop test, the second uses the IAT (Implicit Association Test). This article discusses the implications of the findings for marketers
attempting to gain consumers attention as well as the theoretical implications for the growing research on consumer mood and processing

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mast, Fred

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0148-2963

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannette Gatschet

Date Deposited:

15 Oct 2020 16:35

Last Modified:

15 Oct 2020 16:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jbusres.2007.04.003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147073

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147073

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