New paper submitted – Temperature biases our memory of faces

In July, we submitted another paper, now on temperature cues and memory for faces. Turns out that if one touches something warm prior to seeing a face, the person remembers that face as psychologically warmer. The paper was led by Mario Messer and Roland Imhoff. Abstract is pasted below and paper can be accessed here. Read more about New paper submitted – Temperature biases our memory of faces[…]

Paper on Homelike thermoregulation is out

Our new paper on “homelike thermoregulation”, spearheaded by Bram van Acker, is out. Below the abstract of the paper and the paper itself can be found here (journal website) or here (prepublication version). House brokers typically intuit that any type of warmth causes people to buy houses more frequently. Is this empirical reality? The authors investigated Read more about Paper on Homelike thermoregulation is out[…]

Commentary article is online – Communality priming does lead to estimation of higher temperatures (but only when the lab is cold)

In one of the newest ManyLabs initiatives, Ebersole and colleagues (2016) did not seem to replicate our findings that communality (vs. agency) priming leads to estimations of higher temperatures. The ManyLabs initiatives are setting new standards on how studies should be conducted. Prompted by one of the ML3 researchers and the relatively high estimates of Read more about Commentary article is online – Communality priming does lead to estimation of higher temperatures (but only when the lab is cold)[…]

New commentary article accepted – Does distance from the equator predict self-control?

In a new paper in which they presented their CLASH model, Van Lange et al. predicted that distance from the equator predict people’s self-control. Because of the data we collected in the Human Penguin Project, we were able to test this idea. We did so through a data-driven method called supervised machine learning. We do Read more about New commentary article accepted – Does distance from the equator predict self-control?[…]

New paper submitted – socially thermoregulated thinking

We submitted a new paper with two studies (and large samples) that shows that when people touch something cold, they are more likely to think of closer others. However, this is only true of those that tend to have relationship experiences with close others that are positive. The paper can be found here and the abstract Read more about New paper submitted – socially thermoregulated thinking[…]

New paper submitted – Technological enhancements of co-thermoregulation

We submitted a new paper on technological enhancements of co-thermoregulation. The paper is led by Emma Heine and can be found here. Abstract: It is by now well known that one of the key predictors for a healthier life is high quality relationships. But why is this so? It has been suggested that co-regulation – Read more about New paper submitted – Technological enhancements of co-thermoregulation[…]