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Eric Stenstrom

Eric Stenstrom
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PhD anticipated in Spring 2013
MSc in Business Administration, Marketing, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
BA in Psychology, University of Ottawa.

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Eric Stenstrom is a PhD candidate in Marketing and a Lecturer in Consumer Behavior at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University.  Eric’s research focuses on physiological and social influences in Consumer Behavior.  He has published work in Journal of Consumer Psychology, in Personality and Individual Differences, in Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, and in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.  His work has been presented at conferences such as the Association for Consumer Research Conference (ACR), the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference (SCP), the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference (HBES), and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC).


Research Interests

  • Physiological Influence
  • Social Influence

Selected Research

Publications

  • Saad, Gad, and Eric Stenstrom (2012), “Calories, Beauty, and Ovulation: The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Food and Appearance-Related Consumption,” Journal of Consumer Psychology, 22 (1), 102-113.
  • Stenstrom, Eric, and Gad Saad (2011), “Testosterone, Financial Risk-Taking, and Pathological Gambling,” Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 4(4), 254-266.
  • Stenstrom, Eric, Gad Saad, Marcelo Nepomuceno, and Zack Mendenhall (2011), “Testosterone and Domain-specific Risk: Digit Ratios (2D:4D and rel2) as Predictors of Recreational, Financial, and Social Risk-taking Behaviors,” Personality and Individual Differences, 51(4), 412-416.
  • Stenstrom, Eric, Philippe Stenstrom, Gad Saad, and Soumaya Cheikhrouhou (2008), “Online Hunting and Gathering: an Evolutionary Perspective on Sex Differences in Website Preferences and Navigation,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 51(2), 155-168.

Book Chapter

  • Stenstrom, Eric, and Gad Saad (2010), “The Neurocognitive and Evolutionary Bases of Sex Differences in Website Design Preferences: Recommendations for Marketing Managers,” Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Digital Economy, In Lee (Ed.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Conference Presentations (*presenter)

  • Stenstrom, Eric*, and Gad Saad, “Menstrual Cycle Effects on Gift-Giving Proclivities (2012),” working paper presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference (SCP); Las Vegas, NV.
  • Stenstrom, Eric*, Gad Saad, Zack Mendenhall, and Marcelo Nepomuceno (2012), “Romance and Costly Signals: The Influence of Relationship Security on Conspicuous Consumption and Risk-Taking,” working paper presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference (SCP); Las Vegas, NV.
  • Saad, Gad, and Eric Stenstrom* (2010), “The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Food and Appearance-Related Consumption,” working paper presented at the North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR); Jacksonville, FL.
  • Stenstrom, Eric*, Gad Saad, Marcelo Nepomuceno, and Zack Mendenhall (2010), “Testosterone and Context-Specific Risk: Digit Ratios as Predictors of Recreational, Financial, and Social Risk-Taking Proclivity,” working paper presented at the North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR); Jacksonville, FL.
  • Saad, Gad, and Eric Stenstrom* (2010), “The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Consumption,” competitive paper presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Conference (HBES); Eugene, OR.
  • Nepomuceno, Marcelo*, Gad Saad, Eric Stenstrom, and Zack Mendenhall (2009), “Finger Length Ratios and Attitudes towards Various Product Categories,” working paper presented at the North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR); Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Stenstrom, Eric, Gad Saad, Marcelo Nepomuceno, and Zack Mendenhall* (2009), “Digit Length Ratios, Relationship Status, and Conspicuous Consumption,” competitive paper presented by Zack Mendenhall at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Annual Conference (NEEPS); Oswego, NY.
  • Nepomuceno, Marcelo*, Gad Saad, Eric Stenstrom, and Zack Mendenhall (2009), “Finger Length Ratios and Attitudes towards Various Product Categories,” working paper presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Annual Conference (NEEPS); Oswego, NY.
  • Stenstrom, Eric*, Gad Saad, Marcelo Nepomuceno, and Zack Mendenhall (2009), “Prenatal Androgens and Domain-Specific Risk: Digit Ratio Predicts Financial, Recreational, Social, and Ethical Risk-Taking Propensity,” competitive paper presented by Eric Stenstrom at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Conference (HBES); Fullerton, CA.
  • Nepomuceno, Marcelo*, Gad Saad, Eric Stenstrom, and Zack Mendenhall (2009), “Finger Length Ratios and Attitudes towards Various Product Categories,” competitive paper presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Conference (HBES); Fullerton, CA.
  • Saad, Gad, and Eric Stenstrom* (2007), “The Research Productivity and Associated Influence of Canadian-Based Marketing Academics: a Pilot Study,” competitive paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Annual Meetings (ASAC); Ottawa, ON.

Other Presentations (*presenter)

  • Saad, Gad and Eric Stenstrom* (2010), “Menstrual Cycle Effects on Consumption Desires, Product Usage, and Purchasing Behaviors,” competitive paper presented at the HEC Student Conference on Business Research; Montreal, QC.
  • Stenstrom, Eric*, Gad Saad, Marcelo Nepomuceno, and Zack Mendenhall (2010), “Testosterone and Context-specific Risk: Digit Ratios as Predictors of Recreational, Financial, and Social Risk-taking,” working paper presented at the Annual Concordia Graduate Research Exposition; Montreal, QC.
  • Mendenhall, Zack, Gad Saad, and Eric Stenstrom* (2010), “Domain-Specific Contamination: Pathogen, Moral, and Sexual Disgust across Marketing Contexts,” working paper presented at the McGill University Doctoral Marketing Symposium; Montreal, QC.
  • Nepomuceno, Marcelo*, Gad Saad, Eric Stenstrom, and Zack Mendenhall (2009), “Digit Length Ratio Predicts Attitudes towards Product Categories in Women,” working paper presented at the Annual Concordia Graduate Research Exposition; Honourable Mention for Best Poster Presentation, Ph.D. in Administration; Montreal, QC.
  • Saad, Gad, and Eric Stenstrom* (2009), “Menstrual Cycle Effects on Consumption Desires, Product Usage, and Purchasing Behavior,” working paper presented at the Annual Concordia Graduate Research Exposition; 1st Runner-up for Best Poster Presentation, Ph.D. in Administration; Montreal, QC.

Teaching

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  • Lecturer, Consumer Behavior (undergraduate; ratings: 4.7 & 4.8 / 5.0), Winter & Fall 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Marketing Management, Retailing, Marketing Research, and Consumer Behavior (undergraduate & MBA), 2006-2008

Scholarships & Funding

  • Bob and Raye Briscoe PhD Fellowship in Business Administration ($20,000), 2011-2012
  • Concordia University Doctoral Award of Excellence ($15,000), 2011
  • FQRSC Doctoral Research Fellowship (Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture; $60,000 over 3 years), 2008-2010
  • Concordia University Graduate Entrance Award ($10,000), 2008-2009
  • MSc Thesis Internal Research Grant ($1,200), 2006-2007
  • Raymond A. Décarie Graduate Scholarship in Commerce and Administration ($1,250), 2005-2006

Selected Honours & Awards

  • AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2012
  • Concordia Graduate Research Exposition Most Popular Choice ($100), 2010
  • Concordia Graduate Research Exposition 1st Runner-up for Best Poster ($200), 2009
  • Medal of Bravery, Governor General of Canada, 2006

Career Experience

  • SNC-Lavalin, Assistant, Financial Information Systems Management, 2003-2004
  • Government of Quebec, MNA Office of La Pinière, Website Designer, 2002-2004