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dc.contributor.authorAysan, Ummugulsum
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-08T17:09:33Z
dc.date.available2011-03-08T17:09:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3151
dc.description.abstractThe relative ease tha t a person experiences while performing cognitive operations, namely processing fluency, affects a broad range of judgments such as product evaluations. For example, an increase in fluency through repeated exposure to product packages enhances attitude toward the brand (Janiszewski 1993). This thesis examined the effect of fluency on taste perception and demonstrated where the fluency created an advantage or disfluency created a disadvantage for taste evaluations. Experiment 1 examined the effect of perceptual fluency on taste perception. It was found that perceptual disfluency derived from r eading the labels (i.e., font) lowered taste evaluations only when it was experienced be for the sensory experience. Experiment 2 examined the effect of linguistic fluency (i.e., pronunciation) on taste perception. However there was no evidence for the effect of linguistic fluency on taste perception. Thus, it is concluded that either the effect size of linguistic fluency is lower than perceptual fluency, or participants discounted their linguistic fluency experience because they realized that the brand names used in Experiment 2 were not real brand names. To sum up, it was found that perceptual disfluency created by presenting a difficult to read product-related information created a disadvantage for taste perception compared to when no information was presented. Therefore, this thesis provides the first evidence for the effect of the metacognitive cue of fluency on sensory evaluations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectLabelsen_US
dc.subjectBranding (Marketing)en_US
dc.subjectBrand name productsen_US
dc.subjectConsumer behavioren_US
dc.titleThe metacognitive cue of fluency on taste perceptionen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Business Programsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Businessen_US


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