Chicken Soup Really Is Good for the Soul

@article{Troisi2011ChickenSR,
  title={Chicken Soup Really Is Good for the Soul},
  author={Jordan D. Troisi and S. Gabriel},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={747 - 753}
}
Theories of social surrogacy and embodied cognition assume that cognitive associations with nonhuman stimuli can be affectively charged. In the current research, we examined whether the “comfort” of comfort foods comes from affective associations with relationships. Two experiments support the hypotheses that comfort foods are associated with relationships and alleviate loneliness. Experiment 1 found that the consumption of comfort foods automatically activates relationship-related concepts… Expand
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