L. J. Shrum
L. J. Shrum is a consumer psychologist whose research applies social cognition concepts to understand the determinants of consumer judgments. He has written extensively on how media information is used in the construction of values, attitudes and beliefs. His most recent research has focused on the multiples roles of the self in consumer judgment, particularly with respect to self-threat and its influence on materialism and conspicuous consumption. Other areas of research include psycholinguistics, and culture and its relation to consumer behavior.