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Processes a consumer uses to make purchase decisions, as well as to use and dispose of purchased goods or services; also includes factors that influence purchase decisions and product use
Consumer Decision-Making Process
A five-step process used by consumers when buying goods or services
Any unit of input affecting one ore more of the five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing
Non marketing-controlled Information Source
A product information source that is not associated with advertising or promotion.
Marketing-controlled Information Source
a product information source that originates with marketers promoting the product
Evoked Set (Consideration Set)
A group of brands, resulting from an information search, from which a buyer can choose
A well-known and respected brand name form one product category is extended into other product categories.
Inner tension that a consumer experiences after recognizing an inconsistency between behavior and values or opinions
The amount of time and effort a buyer invests in the search, evaluation, and decision processes of consumer behavior
Routine Response Behavior
The type of decision making exhibited by consumers buying frequently purchased, low-cost goods and services; requires little search and decision time
Limited Response Behavior
The type of decision making that requires a moderate amount of time for gathering information and deliberating about an unfamiliar brand in a familiar product category
Extensive Decision Making
the most complex type of consumer decision making, used when buying an unfamiliar, expensive product or an infrequently bought item; requires use of several criteria for evaluating options and much time for seeking information
The set of values, norms, attitudes, and other meaningful symbols that shape human behavior, and the artifacts, or products, of that behavior as they are transmitted from one generation to the next
The enduring belief that a specific mode of conduct is personally or socially preferable to another mode of conduct
A homogeneous group of people who share elements of the overall culture as well as unique elements of their own group
A group of people in a society who are considered nearly equal in status or community esteem, who regularly socialize among themselves both formally and informally, and who share behavioral norms
Primary membership Group
a reference group with which people interact regularly in an informal, face-to-face manner, such as family, friends, and coworkers
Secondary Membership Group
a reference group with which people associate less consistently and more formally than a primary membership group, such as a club, professional group, or religious group
A way of organizing and grouping the consistencies of an individual's reactions to situations
How consumers perceive themselves in terms of attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, and self-evaluations
A process whereby a consumer changes or distorts information that conflicts with his or her feelings or beliefs
a process whereby a consumer remembers only that information that supports personal beliefs
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
a method of classifying human needs and motivations into five categories in ascending order of importance: physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization
A form of learning that occurs when one response is extended to a second stimulus similar to the first
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