Memory enhances the mere exposure effect

GRIMES, Anthony and STAFFORD, Tom (2012). Memory enhances the mere exposure effect. Psychology and Marketing, 29 (12), 995-1003.

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The fact of having already encountered something encourages future preference, a phenomenon known as the mere exposure effect (MEE). There is a widely accepted view that recognition inhibits the MEE. Here this view is contested and the generality of the findings upon which it is based questioned. New evidence is presented from a systematic investigation of the moderating influence of recognition memory on the MEE, using brand logo stimuli and methods that make the results directly applicable to marketing practice. It is shown that recognition, whether correct or mistaken, enhances, rather than inhibits, the likelihood of preference.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Marketing and Strategy
Departments: Sheffield Business School > Department of Management
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Depositing User: Anthony Grimes
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 13:57

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