Replication of “Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth” by Williams and Bargh (2008).

  title={Replication of “Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth” by Williams and Bargh (2008).},
  author={Dermot Lynott and Katherine S. Corker and Jessica A Wortman and Louise Connell and M. Brent Donnellan and Richard E. Lucas and Kerry S. O’Brien},
  journal={Social Psychology},
We report the results of three high-powered, independent replications of Study 2 from Williams and Bargh (2008). Participants evaluated hot or cold instant therapeutic packs before choosing a reward for participation that was framed as a prosocial (i.e., treat for a friend) or self-interested reward (i.e., treat for the self). Williams and Bargh predicted that evaluating the hot pack would lead to a higher probability of making a prosocial choice compared to evaluating the cold pack. We did not… 

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