The ‘warm’ side of coldness: Cold promotes interpersonal warmth in negative contexts

@article{Wei2015TheS,
  title={The ‘warm’ side of coldness: Cold promotes interpersonal warmth in negative contexts},
  author={Wenqi Wei and Jingjing Ma and Lei Wang},
  journal={The British Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={712 - 727}
}
The concrete experience of physical warmth has been demonstrated to promote interpersonal warmth. This well‐documented link, however, tells only half of the story. In the current study, we thus examined whether physical coldness can also increase interpersonal warmth under certain circumstances. We conducted three experiments to demonstrate that the relationship between the experience of physical temperature and interpersonal outcomes is context dependent. Experiment 1 showed that participants… 
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