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Warmth, spatial proximity, and social attachment: The embodied perception of a social metaphor
When does heat promote hostility? Person by situation interactions shape the psychological effects of haptic sensations
How Social Norms Promote Misleading Social Feedback and Inaccurate Self-Assessment
Self-assessments are often prone to error. Past research has identified cognitive and motivational biases that lead self-assessments astray. In the present paper, we discuss how behavior shaped by…
Embodied effects are moderated by situational cues: warmth, threat, and the desire for affiliation.
Findings from two experiments indicate that the psychological link between physical warmth and social affiliation depends on the situation in which the warmth is experienced, and support a view in which physical sensations interact dynamically with aspects of the immediate situation to influence the activation and application of higher order social processes.
Interactive Effects of Tactile Warmth and Ambient Temperature on the Search for Social Affiliation
Abstract. Laboratory studies have linked variability in temperature to the psychology of social affiliation. In colder ambient environments, for example, people report greater loneliness, and they ...
State Anxiety and Pathogen Cues Jointly Promote Social Cognitive Responses to Pathogen Threats
Testing a Curvilinear Relationship between Chemosensory Responsivity and Avoidance Motivation
Approach and avoidance motivations underlie much of human behavior. This paper examines an as-yet under-investigated contributor to those motivations – chemosensory responsivity. Based on the logic…
Comfortably Warm: A Momentary Lapse of Reaffiliation After Exclusion
Findings suggest that warmth—a sensation signaling the proximity of a close relationship partner—satisfies currently active affiliative motives, and provide a theoretical framework for understanding ways in which effects of sensory primes depend upon the motivational state of the perceiver.