The effect of enclothed cognition on empathic responses and helping behaviour

Lopez-Perez, B. and Ambrona, T and Wilson, E. and Khalil, M. (2016) The effect of enclothed cognition on empathic responses and helping behaviour. Social Psychology (47). pp. 223-231.

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Abstract

Based on the enclothed cognition framework, we tested whether the physical experience of wearing a tunic and identifying it with a nursing scrub may enhance empathic and helping responding, compared to the solely physical experience of wearing the scrub or associating with its symbolic meaning. Results of Study 1 (United Kingdom; n = 150) showed that participants who wore a tunic and identified it with a nursing scrub reported higher empathic concern and helped more in a punctual scenario, compared to the other two conditions. Results of Study 2 (Spain; n = 100) supported findings from Study 1 and also showed that participants who wore a tunic and identified it with a nursing scrub volunteered more hours and showed higher response latency for altruistic motivation relevant words. Thus, the current research supports the enclothed cognition framework and shows that it also affects vicarious emotions and prosocial behaviour.

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Additional Information and Comments: Social Psychology, 47, © 2016 by Hogrefe Publishing. This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal "Social Psychology". It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Belen Lopez-Perez
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 09:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 09:09
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1676

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