Erratum: Curiosity Tempts Indulgence (Journal of Consumer Research (2019) 45:6 (1194-1212) DOI: 10.1093/jcr/ucy055)

Kyra L. Wiggin, Martin Reimann, Shailendra P. Jain

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Abstract

Kyra L Wiggin, Martin Reimann, Shailendra P Jain (2019), "Curiosity Tempts Indulgence, " Journal of Consumer Research, 45, 6 (April), 1194-1212. Upon initial publication, this article included several inaccuracies and omissions relating to the studies. This corrigendum addresses them in order: Study 2 The definition of curiosity reported under Study 2 was incorrect. The following definition was provided to participants in Study 2 and has now been corrected in the article: "Curiosity is often described as an unpleasant feeling of not knowing that is accompanied by a strong desire to find out the missing information." Study 3 The definition of curiosity reported under Study 3 was the one originally reported under Study 2. The following definition was provided to participants in Study 3 and has now been added to the article: "Curiosity is often described as a state of high arousal that motivates exploratory behavior in order to acquire new knowledge or experiences." Additionally, originally unreported in Study 3 was that participants in the high curiosity condition were also shown the above definition for a second time and told, "Please try to put yourself in this aroused and exploratory state when you make a decision on the next screen." The procedure for Study 3 has been amended to note this and the following has been added to the discussion on Study 3: "It is possible that this set of instructions immediately prior to the decision may have influenced the results." Study 4 In Study 4, the article reports measuring curiosity in a manipulation check and did not mention five additional measures that were also collected: Alert, happy, sad, anxious, and uncertain. Measures of "alert, " "happy, " and "sad" were taken prior to the measure of "curious". The measures have now been added to the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Consumer Research
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Marketing

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