Jonah A. Berger

University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department

Assistant Professor

700 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340

United States

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

What Makes Online Content Viral?

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2012
Jonah A. Berger and Katherine L. Milkman
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 16,128 (320)
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Social Transmission, Word-of-Mouth, Social Epidemics

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Facebook Therapy? Why Do People Share Self-Relevant Content Online?

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Jonah A. Berger and Eva Buechel
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Miami - Department of Marketing
Downloads 3,052 (5,858)
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Facebook, wellbeing, emotion

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Variety, Vice, and Virtue: How Assortment Size Influences Option Choice

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 941-951, April 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Aner Sela, Jonah A. Berger and Wendy Liu
University of Florida - Department of Marketing, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
Downloads 1,390 (20,292)
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The Influence of Product Variety on Brand Perception and Choice

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 1938
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jun 2006
Jonah A. Berger, Michaela Draganska and Itamar Simonson
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Drexel University and Stanford University
Downloads 1,216 (24,730)
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variety, quality perceptions, market strategy, consumer choice, quality cues, sensory experience

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When, Why, and How Controversy Causes Conversation

The Wharton School Research Paper No. 4
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 May 2012 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2012
Zoey Chen and Jonah A. Berger
University of Miami and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 1,048 (30,683)
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Word of mouth, controversy, conversation, reviews

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What Do People Talk About? Drivers of Immediate and Ongoing Word-of-Mouth

Journal of Marketing Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
Jonah A. Berger, Eric M. Schwartz and Eric M. Schwartz
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of BusinessUniversity of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 995 (33,016)
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Word-of-Mouth, Buzz Marketing, Diffusion, Product Characteristics, Social Contagion, Field Experiment

Identity Signaling with Social Capital: A Model of Symbolic Consumption

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 May 2011
Jonah A. Berger, Benjamin Ho and Yogesh V. Joshi
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Vassar College and University of Maryland - Department of Marketing
Downloads 456 (90,341)
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social identity, social influence, contagion, conspicuous consumption, fads, fashion, economic models, signaling models, game theory

Identity Signaling with Social Capital: A Model of Symbolic Consumption

Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 27-2011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 May 2011
Jonah A. Berger, Benjamin Ho and Yogesh V. Joshi
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Vassar College and University of Maryland - Department of Marketing
Downloads 418 (99,955)
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Social identity, social influence, contagion, conspicuous consumption, fads, fashion, economic models, signaling models, game theory

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Where Consumers Diverge from Others: Identity Signaling and Product Domains

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 34, August 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Sep 2007
Jonah A. Berger and Chip Heath
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 619 (62,517)
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Social Influence, Social Contagion, Identity, Reference Groups

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How Interest Shapes Word-of-Mouth Over Different Channels

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Jonah A. Berger and Raghuram Iyengar
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 607 (64,096)
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word of mouth, online, offline

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Can Losing Leads to Winning?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
Jonah A. Berger and Devin G. Pope
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 511 (79,508)
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Competition, Motivation, Performance

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Everywhere and at All Times: Mobility, Consumer Decision Making, and Choice

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
University of Connecticut School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, University of Miami, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Georgia, University of Delaware - Department of Business Administration, York University - Schulich School of Business, University of Connecticut - Department of Marketing, University of Washington - Department of Marketing and International Business, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (New York)Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (New York) and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 377 (113,472)
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Decision Making, Choice Behavior, Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Electronic Commerce

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Can Where People Vote Influence How They Vote? The Influence of Polling Location Type on Voting Behavior

Stanford GSB Research Paper No. 1926
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Jonah A. Berger, Marc N. Meredith and S. Christian Wheeler
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Independent and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 365 (117,708)
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Decision Making, Voting, Environmental Cues, Political Economy

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Subtle Signals of Inconspicuous Consumption

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
Jonah A. Berger and Morgan K. Ward
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Downloads 362 (119,152)
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Conspicuous Consumption, Identity-Signaling, Social Influence, Conformity, Branding

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How Environmental Cues Influence Product Evaluation and Choice

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Jonah A. Berger and Grainne Fitzsimons
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Waterloo
Downloads 321 (135,597)
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Environmental Cues, Consumer Choice, Evaluation, Fluency

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Wisdom from Words: Using Natural Language Processing to Study Culture (and Psychology More Broadly)

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Jonah A. Berger and Grant M. Packard
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and York University - Schulich School of Business
Downloads 312 (139,284)

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Natural Language Processing, Culture

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Positive Effects of Negative Publicity: When Negative Reviews Increase Sales

Marketing Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Jonah A. Berger, Alan T. Sorensen and Scott Rasmussen
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Stanford University
Downloads 293 (148,813)
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Negative Publicity, Awareness, Word-Of-Mouth, Product Success

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Who Drives Divergence? Identity-Signaling, Outgroup Dissimilarity, and the Abandonment of Cultural Tastes

Journals of Personality and Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 May 2008
Jonah A. Berger and Chip Heath
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 241 (180,754)
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Culture, Diffusion, Identity, Social Influence, and Intergroup Processes

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Arousal Increases Social Transmission of Information

Psychological Science, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Jonah A. Berger
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 233 (186,649)
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social transmission, word of mouth, viral, emotion

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Identifiable but Not Identical: Combining Social Identity and Uniqueness Motives in Choice

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 39, October 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Cindy Chan, Cindy Chan, Jonah A. Berger and Leaf Van Boven
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton SchoolUniversity of Toronto - Marketing, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Colorado Boulder
Downloads 220 (197,241)
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Shifting Signals to Help Health: Using Identity-Signaling to Reduce Risky Health Behaviors

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 35, 2008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 May 2008
Jonah A. Berger and Lindsay Rand
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Stanford University
Downloads 219 (198,080)
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Identity, Health, Social Influence, Alcohol Consumption, Junk Food

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Alone in a Crowd of Sheep: Asymmetric Perceptions of Conformity and Their Roots in an Introspection Illusion

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Emily Pronin, Jonah A. Berger and Sarah Molouki
Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Downloads 211 (204,976)
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Conformity, Perecption, Self-Other Knowledge, Nonconscious Processes

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Following the Blind: How Expertise and Endorsement Style Impact Word of Mouth Persuasion

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2015
Grant M. Packard and Jonah A. Berger
York University - Schulich School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 198 (218,232)
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word of mouth, word of mouth content, consumer knowledge, language, social perception, persuasion, marketing, consumer behavior

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When the Same Prime Leads to Different Effects

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 34, 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Sep 2007
S. Christian Wheeler and Jonah A. Berger
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 197 (218,232)

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Priming, Associations, Product Choice, Environmental Cues

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Expression Modalities: How Speaking Versus Writing Shapes What Consumers Say, and Its Impact

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Feb 2021
Jonah A. Berger, Matthew Rocklage and Grant M. Packard
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Management and York University - Schulich School of Business
Downloads 190 (226,290)

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Word of Mouth, Communication Modality, Speaking, Writing, Text Analysis

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Idea Habitats: How the Prevalence of Environmental Cues Influences the Success of Ideas

Cognitive Science, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 195-221, 2005
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
Jonah A. Berger and Chip Heath
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 188 (227,313)
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Culture, memory, retrieval, social representations

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How Attribute Quantity Influences Option Choice

Journal of Marketing Research, 49 (December)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2012
Aner Sela and Jonah A. Berger
University of Florida - Department of Marketing and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 160 (260,762)
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Attributes, Numerosity, Hedonic and Utilitarian Choice, Attitudes, Conjoint Analysis, Justification, Persuasion

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Decision Quicksand: How Trivial Choices Suck Us in

Sela, Aner and Jonah Berger (2012), "Decision Quicksand: How Trivial Choices Suck Us In," Journal of Consumer Research, 39 (August), 360-370.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Aner Sela and Jonah A. Berger
University of Florida - Department of Marketing and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 146 (280,801)
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Metacognition, consumer decision making

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How Self-Control Shapes the Meaning of Choice

Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 44, 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 May 2017 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Aner Sela, Jonah A. Berger and Joshua Kim
University of Florida - Department of Marketing, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Students
Downloads 136 (296,839)

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Self-control, Inferences, Choice, Preference, Self-perception

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Does Article Order Influence Impact?

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
Jonah A. Berger
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 112 (341,964)
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Scientometrics, Citations, Order Effects, Marketing of Science

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How Tradeoffs Shrink Attribute Hierarchy

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2013
Aner Sela, Jonah A. Berger and Gia Nardini
University of Florida - Department of Marketing, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and University of Denver
Downloads 97 (376,063)

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Attributes, Decision Difficulty, Choice, Decision Making, Decision Quicksand, Conjoint Analysis

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Multivariate Visual Diffusion for Social Groups

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 01 Jun 2011
Eric Bradlow, Jonah A. Berger and Blakeley B. McShane
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 67 (465,534)
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diffusion, social identity, social influence, probability models

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Quantifying Gender Bias in Consumer Culture

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Reihane Boghrati and Jonah A. Berger
Arizona State University (ASU) - W.P. Carey School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 52 (525,191)

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Natural language processing; discrimination; stereotypes; misogyny

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Style, Content, and the Success of Ideas

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Reihane Boghrati, Jonah A. Berger and Grant M. Packard
Arizona State University (ASU) - W.P. Carey School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department and York University - Schulich School of Business
Downloads 52 (525,191)

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language, natural language processing, success of ideas, linguistic style, automated textual analysis

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How Context Shapes Communication

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Apr 2022
Demi Oba and Jonah A. Berger
Duke University - Marketing and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 37 (599,428)

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Communication, Language, Speaking and Writing, Communication Channels, Word of Mouth, Sales, Customer Service, Market Research

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How Hedges Impact Persuasion

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jul 2022
Demi Oba and Jonah A. Berger
Duke University - Marketing and University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Downloads 23 (692,377)

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Communication, hedges, certainty, persuasion, confidence

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Does Time of Day Affect Variety-Seeking?

Gullo, Kelley, Jonah Berger, Jordan Etkin, Bryan Bollinger, Does Time of Day Affect Variety-Seeking?, Journal of Consumer Research, Volume 46, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages 20–35, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucy061
Posted: 17 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2022
Indiana University Bloomington - Kelley School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and New York University (NYU) - Department of Marketing

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variety, decision-making, choice, circadian rhythms, arousal