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Interactive Effects of Presentation Modality and Message-Generated Imagery on Recall of Advertising Information


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  • Unnava, H Rao
  • Agarwal, Sanjeev
  • Haugtvedt, Curtis P
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    We argue that imaging is a cognitive process that uses the same mental resources as perception. Therefore, when imaging and perception compete for the same resources, message elaboration and learning should be undermined. Two experiments are reported that provide support for this theorizing. In the first experiment, the learning of visual or auditory imagery-provoking information is adversely affected by reading or listening, respectively. In the second experiment, information with high levels of visual imagery is found to be learned better than information with low levels of visual imagery when the information is presented auditorily, but the reverse occurs when information is present visually. Copyright 1996 by the University of Chicago.

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    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Consumer Research.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 81-88

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jconrs:v:23:y:1996:i:1:p:81-88

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    1. Cauberghe, Verolien & De Pelsmacker, Patrick & Janssens, Wim, 2010. "Simultaneous exposure to a program and advertising content in an interactive context: Perceptual and semantic interference and reinforcement," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(9-10), pages 972-978, September.
    2. Liang, Beichen & Kale, Sudhir H., 2012. "Cultural differences in imagery generation: The influence of abstract versus concrete thinking," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 333-339.
    3. Mikhailitchenko, Andrey & Javalgi, Rajshekhar (Raj) G. & Mikhailitchenko, Galina & Laroche, Michel, 2009. "Cross-cultural advertising communication: Visual imagery, brand familiarity, and brand recall," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 62(10), pages 931-938, October.
    4. L. Balbo & M.L. Gavard-Perret, 2010. "L'utilisation du cadrage des conséquences au sein des messages de sante publique : bilan et perspectives pour la recherche en marketing," Post-Print halshs-00534782, HAL.


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