RRBM Honor Roll

The RRBM Honor Roll publications have been selected as examples of research that is both rigorous and relevant. The listing below offers credible insights for society.

These publications have been selected for the RRBM Honor Roll by the Selection Board with the exception of 2019 articles selected by a pre-test review panel.


Nature of the publicationJournal article
Title of the publicationMaladaptive Consumption: Definition, Theoretical Framework, and Research Propositions
Journal name/Book publisherJournal of the Association for Consumer Research

Maladaptive consumption represents potentially uncontrollable and self- and others-harming consumer choices to ful!ll a desire for rewarding substances and behaviors. More recently, maladaptive consumption has emerged as a pivotal interest within consumer research, and a deliberation of current developments regarding consumers’ misuse of substances and their repetitive engagement in certain behaviors highlights its acute importance. After summarizing both long-standing and emerging types of maladaptive consumption, we review mounting evidence and provide a working de!nition and an integrative theoretical framework for understanding antecedents, types, explanations, and consequences of maladaptive consumption. Finally, we close with a limited identi!cation of propositions and research themes that sug- gest avenues for future research.

Author #1Martin Reimann
Affiliation Author #1University of Arizona
Author #2Shailendra P. Jain
Affiliation Author #2University of Washington