Hot-headed is more than an expression: the embodied representation of anger in terms of heat.

@article{Wilkowski2009HotheadedIM,
  title={Hot-headed is more than an expression: the embodied representation of anger in terms of heat.},
  author={Benjamin M. Wilkowski and Brian P. Meier and Michael D. Robinson and Margaret S Carter and Roger Feltman},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={464-77}
}
Anger is frequently referred to in terms of heat-related metaphors (e.g., hot-headed). The metaphoric representation perspective contends that such metaphors are not simply a poetic means of expressing anger but actually reflect the manner in which the concept of anger is cognitively represented. Drawing upon this perspective, the present studies examined the idea that the cognitive representation of anger is systematically related to the cognitive representation of heat. A total of 7 studies… CONTINUE READING

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