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Esther Kang, Ph.D.

Esther Kang - Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology

Research focuses

Consumer learning and memory, Consumer motivation

Curriculum vitae

  • Assistant Professor of Consumer Psychology and Behavior, University of Cologne, Germany
  • PhD., Marketing (Minor: Social Psychology), State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • MA., Marketing, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • BS., Biology (Minor: Psychology), Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Selected publications

  • Kang, Esther (in press), “Easily Accessible but Easily Forgettable: How Ease of Access to Information Online Affects Cognitive Miserliness,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.  
  • Kang, Esther and Arun Lakshmanan (2018), “Narcissism and Self- Versus Recipient-Oriented Imagery in Charitable Giving,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(8), 1214–1227, doi: 10.1177/0146167218764658.
  • Kang, Esther and Arun Lakshmanan (2017), “Role of Executive Attention in Consumer Learning with Background Music,” Journal of Consumer Psychology, 27(1), 35–48, doi: 10.1016/j.jcps.2016.03.003.

Selected media publications

  • Der Standard May 2, 2018: Empathie: Wie Narzissten wohltätig werden (Link)