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

Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska , Jesse Chandler , Hans IJzerman , Michał Parzuchowski , Bogdan Wojciszke

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 selfperceptions.  Keywords: agency, communion, warmth, temperature, embodiment
Author Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Aleksandra Szymków-Sudziarska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Jesse Chandler
Jesse Chandler,,
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, Hans IJzerman
Hans IJzerman,,
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, Michał Parzuchowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Michał Parzuchowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Bogdan Wojciszke (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Bogdan Wojciszke,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
Journal seriesSocial Psychology, ISSN 1864-9335, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol44
No2
Pages167-176
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology; 3312 Sociology and Political Science; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3207 Social Psychology
Abstract in PolishConceptual 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 selfperceptions. Keywords: agency, communion, warmth, temperature, embodiment
DOIDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000147
URL http://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/abs/10.1027/1864-9335/a000147
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 0.789; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.19 (2) - 2013=1.343 (5)
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