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ERIC Number: EJ622472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0078
Can the Truth Hurt? How Honest and Persuasive Advertising Can Unintentionally Lead to Increased Consumer Skepticism.
Koslow, Scott
Journal of Consumer Affairs, v34 n2 p245-68 Win 2000
A study randomly assigned 165 subjects to 8 advertising scenarios depicting positive and negative outcomes. Results showed that, in some instances, honest advertising claims were hard for consumers to believe. Consumer skepticism may evolve as a defensive response to persuasive advertising attempts. (Contains 51 references.) (JOW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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