Brent McFerran



  2. Published


  4. Karnani, Aneel, Brent McFerran, and Anirban Mukhopadhyay (in press), “Leanwashing: A Hidden Factor in the Obesity Crisis”, California Management Review.


  6. McFerran, Brent, Karl Aquino, and Jessica L. Tracy (in press), “Evidence For Two Facets of Pride In Consumption: Findings From Luxury Brands”, Journal of Consumer Psychology.


  8. Gu, Jun, Brent McFerran, Karl Aquino, and Tai Gyu Kim (in press), “What Makes Affirmative Action-Based Hiring Decisions Seem (Un)Fair? A Test of an Ideological Explanation for Fairness Judgments”, Journal of Organizational Behavior.


  10. McFerran, Brent and Jennifer J. Argo (2014), “The Entourage Effect”, Journal of Consumer Research, 40 (5, February), 871-884.  paper

  11.      Media:  Science Daily


  13. McFerran, Brent and Anirban Mukhopadhyay (2013), “Lay Theories of Obesity Predict Actual Body Mass”, Psychological Science, 24(8), 1428-1436.  paper  supplement

  14.   Media:  Daily Mail  Fox News  Times of India  Huffington Post  South China Morning Post  NBC News  Yahoo!


  16. Aquino, Karl, Brent McFerran, and Marjorie Laven (2011), “Moral Identity and the Experience of Moral Elevation in Response to Acts of Uncommon Goodness”, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(4), 703-718.  paper

  17.      *Lead article

  18.      Media:  Globe and Mail  CBC  Yahoo!  Psychology Today


  20. McFerran, Brent, Darren W. Dahl, Gavan J. Fitzsimons, and Andrea C. Morales (2011), “Social Influence and Body Type Effects On Eating Behavior”, in Rajeev Batra, Punam Anand Keller, and Victor Strecher (Eds.) Leveraging Consumer Psychology for Effective Health Communications: The Obesity Challenge. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.  paper


  22. McFerran, Brent, Darren W. Dahl, Gerald J. Gorn, and Heather Honea (2010), “Motivational Determinants of Transportation Into Marketing Narratives”, Journal of Consumer Psychology, 20(3), 306-316.  paper


  24. McFerran, Brent, Darren W. Dahl, Gavan J. Fitzsimons, and Andrea C. Morales (2010), “Might an Overweight Waitress Make You Eat More? How the Body Type of Others is Sufficient to Alter Our Food Consumption”, Journal of Consumer Psychology, 20(2), 146-151.  paper

  25.      Media: Psychology Today   


  27. McFerran, Brent, Darren W. Dahl, Gavan J. Fitzsimons, and Andrea C. Morales (2010), I’ll Have What She’s Having: Effects of Social Influence and Body Type on the Food Choices of Others”, Journal of Consumer Research, 36 (6, April) 915-929.  paper 

  28.      *JCR Best Article Award for 2010, runner-up (2013)

  29.      *Robert Ferber Award, honorable mention (2010)   

  30.      Media: New York Times  Sydney Morning Herald  China Daily  Daily Telegraph  YouTube


  32. McFerran, Brent, Karl Aquino, and Michelle Duffy (2010), “How Personality and Moral Identity Relate to Individuals’ Ethical Ideology”, Business Ethics Quarterly, 30(1), 35-56.  paper


  34. Freeman, Dan, Karl Aquino, and Brent McFerran (2009), “Overcoming Beneficiary Race as an Impediment to Charitable Donations: Social Dominance Orientation, Moral Elevation, and Donation Behavior”, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(1), 72-84.  paper



  37. Under Review, Revision, & Working Papers:


  39. “Status By Association”, with Jennifer Argo.


  41. “The (Ironic) Dove Effect: Normalizing Obesity Leads to Increased Consumption of Unhealthy Food and Lowers Desire to Engage in Healthy Behaviors”, with Lily Lin.


  43. “Earning the Right to Eat Organic: How Moral Judgements Depend on the Nature of the Target’s Income”, with Jenny Olson, Andrea Morales, and Darren Dahl. 


  45. “Symbolic Self-Completion and Luxury Brand Consumption: A Proposed Model and Empirical Test”, with Dan Freeman, Karl Aquino, and Stefan Thau.


  47. “Cater to Me: Who Serves Food Shapes Self-Evaluation and Eating Decisions”, with Linda Hagen and Aradhna Krishna.