The influence of social power on weight perception.

@article{Lee2014TheIO,
  title={The influence of social power on weight perception.},
  author={Eun Hee Lee and Simone Schnall},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2014},
  volume={143 4},
  pages={
          1719-25
        }
}
Three studies explored whether social power affects the perception of physical properties of objects, testing the hypothesis that the powerless find objects to be heavier than the powerful do. Correlational findings from Study 1 revealed that people with a low personal sense of power perceived loaded boxes to be heavier than people with a high personal sense of power perceived them to be. In Study 2, experimentally manipulated power indicated that participants in the powerless condition judged… CONTINUE READING
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