The affect heuristic represents a reliance on good or bad feelings experienced in relation to a stimulus and is typically used while judging the risks and benefits of something. The affect heuristic is a hurdle in marketing research that can skew results. To overcome this hurdle, market researchers should make sure that their data collection methods are sound, understand the ways that their subjects' current attitudes can skew results and seek out peers to review their research.
Behavioral Economics in Marketing Podcast | Understanding how we as humans make decisions is an important part of marketing. Behavioral economics is the study of decision-making and can give keen insight into buyer behavior and help to shape your marketing mix. Marketers can tap into Behavioral Economics to create environments that nudge people towards their products and services, to conduct better market research and analyze their marketing mix.
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