Physical Warmth and Perceptual Focus: A Replication of IJzerman and Semin (2009)

Posted: 13 Jan 2014 Last revised: 3 Nov 2014

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Janneke Schilder

Tilburg University

Hans IJzerman

Université Grenoble Alpes

Jaap Denissen

Tilburg University

Date Written: January 13, 2014

Abstract

With the changing of modal research practices in psychology, the grounded cognition perspective (sometimes categorized under the more popular term of “social priming”) has become heavily criticized. Specifically, LeBel and Campbell (2013) reported a failed replication of a study involving what some would call ‘social priming’. We sought to replicate a study from our own lab (IJzerman & Semin, 2009), to investigate the reproducibility of the reported effect that physical warmth leads to a greater focus on perceptual relations. We also improved our methods to reduce potential experimenter’s bias (cf. Doyen, Klein, Pichon, & Cleeremans, 2012). We successfully replicated the finding that a simple cue of physical warmth makes people more likely to adopt a relational focus.

Keywords: embodiment, grounded cognition, replication, perceptual focus

Suggested Citation

Schilder, Janneke and IJzerman, Hans and Denissen, Jaap, Physical Warmth and Perceptual Focus: A Replication of IJzerman and Semin (2009) (January 13, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2378184

Janneke Schilder

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC Noord-Brabant 5000 LE
Netherlands

Hans IJzerman (Contact Author)

Université Grenoble Alpes ( email )

Grenoble
France

Jaap Denissen

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC Noord-Brabant 5000 LE
Netherlands

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