Home  |  Top News  |  Most Popular  |  Video  |  Multimedia  |  News Feeds  |  Feedback
  Medicine  |  Nature & Earth  |  Biology  |  Technology & Engineering  |  Space & Planetary  |  Psychology  |  Physics & Chemistry  |  Economics  |  Archaeology
Top > Psychology >
Why Does the Week Before Your Vacation Seem Longer When You're Going Far Away?

Published: July 17, 2012.
By University of Chicago Press Journals


Consumer decision-making is affected by the relationship between time and spatial distance, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research . But we do not realize how susceptible our judgment of time is to seemingly irrelevant factors like spatial distance," write authors B. Consumers should be aware that spatial distance influences judgment of future time and can impact our decisions. Spatial distances can change your perception of future time and make you impatient," the authors conclude.

Read Full Story »


Time, Consumers, Spatial, Distance, Authors, Told, Realize, Post, Office, Moving, Making, Long, Impatient, Distances, Choices, Bookstore, …

Cluster Centroids (Superclass Keywords)

Consumers, Authors, Consumer, Write, Distance, Decisions, Money, Difficulty, Experience, Salesperson, Brand, Unpleasant, Unpacking, Displeasure, Zipcar, Affect, Influence, Conclude, Selections, Consumption, Judgments, Reminders, Making, Spend, Make, Feel, Product, Evaluations, Bookstore, Belief, Magical, Argo, Trust, Insider, Insiders, Lie, Decision, Assortment, Accessing, Pleasant, White, Arise, Enjoyment, Event, Alberta, …

Show articles in this group »

More news from University of Chicago Press Journals

Retail Pricing Strategies: Do Consumers Prefer Deep Discounts Or Everyday Low Prices?
22 July 2014
I'll Have What He's Having? How Consumers Make Choices About New Products
22 July 2014
Empathy Or Justice: What Makes Consumers Donate More to Charity?
22 July 2014
Avoiding Buyer's Remorse: Is Product Satisfaction Higher When Consumers Are Flush?
22 July 2014
You Deserve It! Are Consumers More Likely to Buy Unique Products When Made to Feel Special?
22 July 2014
Why Do Challenging Tasks Make Consumers Believe Drugs Wear Off Faster?
22 July 2014
Trying to Get Kids to Eat Healthier? Don't Tell Them Veggies Are Good for Them
22 July 2014
Related »

It's All About Autonomy: Consumers React Negatively When Prompted to Think About Money
By University of Chicago Press Journals
Whether they are aware of it or not, consumers dislike being reminded of money—so much that they will rebel against authority figures, according to a new study in the …
Holiday Shopping Madness: When Do Consumers Seek to Punish Fellow Shoppers for Behaving Badly?
By University of Chicago Press Journals
Consumers seek to punish fellow consumers who violate social norms while shopping but also make exceptions depending on the situation, according to a new study in the Journal of …
Inconspicuous Consumption: Insiders Vs. Outsiders
By University of Chicago Press Journals
Why would a consumer spend $10,000 on a handbag that doesn't identify the brand, when most observers would confuse it with a $50 alternative? A new study in the …
Why Do Appetizers Matter More When You're Dining Out with Friends?
By University of Chicago Press Journals
First impressions of experiences have a greater impact when consumers share the experience with others, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. …
Natural Disaster Relief: How Does Psychological Distance Affect Donations?
By University of Chicago Press Journals
When natural disasters occur, news reports can tug on our hearts and influence how we react to relief efforts. According to a new study published in the Journal of …
Finding It Difficult to Make a Purchase? Try Creating Some Distance from the Problem
By University of Chicago Press Journals
Consumers who are having trouble making decisions can benefit from creating some psychological—or physical—distance, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. …
More » 
ScienceNewsline  |  About  |  Privacy Policy  |  Feedback  |  Mobile  |  Japanese Edition
The selection and placement of stories are determined automatically by a computer program. All contents are copyright of their owners except U.S. Government works. U.S. Government works are assumed to be in the public domain unless otherwise noted. Everything else copyright ScienceNewsline.