Warmer hearts, warmer rooms: How positive communal traits increase estimates of ambient temperature

A. Szymkow, J.J. Chandler, H. Ijzerman, M. Parzuchowski, B. Wojciszke

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Abstract

Conceptual representations of warmth have been shown to be related to people’s perceptions of ambient temperature. Based on this premise, we hypothesized that merely thinking about personality traits related to communion (but not agency) influences physical experience of warmth. Specifically, the three studies revealed that (a) perceptions of temperature are influenced by both positive and negative attributes within the communion but not agency dimension, (b) the effect is stronger when traits indicate sociability rather than morality subdimension of communion, and (c) communion activation affects temperature perceptions independently of target’s or self-perceptions.
Keywords: agency, communion, warmth, temperature, embodiment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
JournalSocial Psychology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Self-perception
Morality
Embodiment
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Personality Traits

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Szymkow, A., Chandler, J. J., Ijzerman, H., Parzuchowski, M., & Wojciszke, B. (2013). Warmer hearts, warmer rooms: How positive communal traits increase estimates of ambient temperature. Social Psychology, 44(2), 167-176. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000147
Szymkow, A. ; Chandler, J.J. ; Ijzerman, H. ; Parzuchowski, M. ; Wojciszke, B. / Warmer hearts, warmer rooms : How positive communal traits increase estimates of ambient temperature. In: Social Psychology. 2013 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 167-176.
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Szymkow, A, Chandler, JJ, Ijzerman, H, Parzuchowski, M & Wojciszke, B 2013, 'Warmer hearts, warmer rooms: How positive communal traits increase estimates of ambient temperature', Social Psychology, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 167-176. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000147

Warmer hearts, warmer rooms : How positive communal traits increase estimates of ambient temperature. / Szymkow, A.; Chandler, J.J.; Ijzerman, H.; Parzuchowski, M.; Wojciszke, B.

In: Social Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2013, p. 167-176.

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