Consumer Buying Behaviour

Association for Consumer Research

The mission of the Association for Consumer Research is to advance consumer research and facilitate the exchange of scholarly information among members of academia, industry, and government worldwide. One of the key functions of ACR is to facilitate the growth and advancement of the field of consumer research.

Psychology's Comprehensive Online Resource’s biggest draw has long been its extensive encyclopedia of people, publications and organizations at the forefront of psychotherapy, behavior analysis, research and education. Founded in 1997, the vision for was to both centralize the best online psychology resources and publish original, innovative psychology scholarship. 

The British Psychology Society

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

Encyclopedia of Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology. A hierarchical database of links directs to websites providing information about scientific psychology.


Mintel is a global market intelligence company that has been operating for almost 40 years in sectors such as retailing, leisure, education and FMCG. Mintel's offerings include Mintel Reports, which is a unique resource, offering access to hundreds of consumer market and industry reports worldwide, and Mintel Global Market Navigator, a tool for gaining an overview of a particular market situation before investing resources in a more detailed analysis.


VALS™ is a marketing and consulting tool that helps businesses worldwide develop and execute more effective strategies. The system identifies current and future opportunities by segmenting the consumer marketplace on the basis of the personality traits that drive consumer behaviour. VALS applies in all phases of the marketing process, from new-product development and entry-stage targeting to communications strategy and advertising.

Psychology Matters

Psychology Matters Asia is an online resource built to provide useful information to both mental health professionals and those seeking therapy for mental health problems in Asia.

Society for Consumer Psychology

The Society for Consumer Psychology is the premier voice to further the advancement of the discipline of consumer psychology in a global society. Building upon the Society's excellence in mentoring young behavioral scientists, we facilitate the generation and dissemination of intellectual contributions and promote professional development and research opportunities for our members. We acknowledge the global context in which consumer psychology exists and seek to extend our international presence.

The International Association of Applied Psychology

The International Association of Applied Psychology is the oldest international association of psychologists. Its official languages are English and French. Founded in 1920, it now has more than 3.000 members from more than 80 countries. As stated in Article 1 of its Constitution, its mission is: promote the science and practice of applied psychology and to facilitate interaction and communication among applied psychologists around the world. The Association distinguishes five membership categories: Full Members, Fellows, Student, Honorary and Alliance Members.