Experiencing Physical Warmth Promotes Interpersonal Warmth

@article{Williams2008ExperiencingPW,
  title={Experiencing Physical Warmth Promotes Interpersonal Warmth},
  author={Lawrence E. Williams and John A. Bargh},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={606 - 607}
}
“Warmth” is the most powerful personality trait in social judgment, and attachment theorists have stressed the importance of warm physical contact with caregivers during infancy for healthy relationships in adulthood. Intriguingly, recent research in humans points to the involvement of the insula in the processing of both physical temperature and interpersonal warmth (trust) information. Accordingly, we hypothesized that experiences of physical warmth (or coldness) would increase feelings of… 
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