'Saad's book The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption is aimed at academic researchers studying aspects of consumer psychology, students and practitioners in advertising or marketing, or nonconsumer psychologists who enjoy interdisciplinary research. The book suggests that there is broad applicability of Darwinian principles to the study of consumer behavior... It is the first book of its kind.' - Jill M. Sundie, PsycCRITIQUES
"The key features of this book are (1) it introduces an evolutionary psychological perspective on consumerism and marketing (2) it provides an overview of some robust themes that account for systematic patterning of consumer preferences, and (3) it offers a synthetic approach to the study and understanding of consumer behavior. The book will be the first of its kind and will inspire new directions in consumer research." - Margo Wilson, Department of Psychology, McMaster University
"Gad Saad has shown me that evolutionary psychology and consumer behavior is a very interesting subject and one I think many people will find interesting-even exciting. The author has an excellent knowledge of the literature on evolutionary psychology and its interpretations. He does a fine job of applying it to the area of consumer behavior. I think it could have an important impact on the advertising industry." - Charles Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
About the Author
Dr. Gad Saad is an associate professor of marketing at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University). He has held visiting associate professorships at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California-Irvine. He was inducted into the Who's Who of Canadian Business in 2002, was listed as one of the "hot" professors of Concordia University in both the 2001 and 2002 Maclean's reports on Canadian universities, and received the Faculty's Distinguished Teaching Award in June 2000. His key research and teaching interests lie in the application of evolutionary theory across a wide range of behavioral disciplines. His published papers have appeared in such journals as "Managerial and Decision Economics"; the "Journal of Bioeconomics"; "Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes"; "Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers"; "Journal of Business Research"; "Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences"; "Psychology & Marketing"; "Journal of Consumer Marketing"; "Applied Economics Letters"; "Scientometrics "(forthcoming); and "Medical Hypotheses" (forthcoming). He has also published in numerous conference proceedings such as Advances in Consumer Research; Society for Consumer Psychology; and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He has presented his work in Canada, USA, France, Israel, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, England, and Germany at both prestigious conferences and in numerous leading universities. He currently sits on the editorial boards of "Psychology & Marketing," the "Journal of Business Research" (buyer behavior track), and the "Journal of Social Psychology." He holds a Ph.D. (Major: Marketing; Minors in CognitiveStudies and Statistics) and an M.S. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. (Specialization: Marketing; Mini-Thesis: Operations Research), and a B.Sc. (Mathematics and Computer Science), both from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).