Ch 5: Consumer Decision Making: Marketing Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Consumer Decision Making chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the steps that consumers go through when buying goods or services in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Consumer Decision Making chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Consumer behavior The importance of consumer behavior to marketers
Tuesday Consumer decision-making process Steps of the consumer decision process
Wednesday Consumer psychology and cognitive dissonance How basic psychology concepts impact purchases; post-purchase behaviors and cognitive dissonance
Thursday Brand familiarity How brand preference, recognition and non-recognition factor in the decision-making process
Friday Buying behaviors and influences Types of consumer buying decisions; influence of culture, values, social class, reference groups and opinion leaders on consumer decisions

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Consumer Decision Making: Marketing Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding the Consumer Decision-Making Process: A Marketing Must

1. Understanding the Consumer Decision-Making Process: A Marketing Must

In this lesson, you'll see how a consumer moves through a decision making process in order to purchase a product or service. Learn what methods marketers use to take advantage of this process.

Consumer Behavior Theory and Marketing Strategy

2. Consumer Behavior Theory and Marketing Strategy

Watch this lesson to find out how marketers can use predictions about our behavior to create a strategy that helps them reach out to us and influence our decisions to buy.

Consumer Psychology and the Purchase Process

3. Consumer Psychology and the Purchase Process

Basic psychology concepts like learning, memory and conditioning can play a big role in dictating what we decide to buy. Watch this video to see how they work together.

Brand Familiarity and the Purchase Process

4. Brand Familiarity and the Purchase Process

The brand of a product is like its personality. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different levels of brand familiarity and how they can impact the decision making process.

Cognitive Dissonance & Post-Purchase Process

5. Cognitive Dissonance & Post-Purchase Process

Have you ever second-guessed a major purchase? Watch this video to understand what cognitive dissonance is and how marketers can keep us from experiencing it.

Buying Behavior and Marketing: Types of Consumer Buying Decisions

6. Buying Behavior and Marketing: Types of Consumer Buying Decisions

Marketers must consider how consumers decide to buy their product. Consumers use nominal, limited, and extended decision making. Watch this video to learn more about the different types of consumer decisions.

Influences on Consumer Buying Decisions: Cultures, Values & More

7. Influences on Consumer Buying Decisions: Cultures, Values & More

External influences are all around us and play a large role in our buying decisions. Watch this video to see how cultures, values and other influences shape our purchases.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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