Fluid movement and fluid social cognition: bodily movement influences essentialist thought

Slepian, Michael L., Weisbuch, Max, Pauker, Kristin, Bastian, Brock and Ambady, Nalini (2014) Fluid movement and fluid social cognition: bodily movement influences essentialist thought. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40 1: 111-120. doi:10.1177/0146167213506467


Author Slepian, Michael L.
Weisbuch, Max
Pauker, Kristin
Bastian, Brock
Ambady, Nalini
Title Fluid movement and fluid social cognition: bodily movement influences essentialist thought
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-1672
1552-7433
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0146167213506467
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 111
End page 120
Total pages 10
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Abstract Rigid social categorization can lead to negative social consequences such as stereotyping and prejudice. The authors hypothesized that bodily experiences of fluidity would promote fluidity in social-categorical thinking. Across a series of experiments, fluid movements compared with nonfluid movements led to more fluid lay theories of social categories, more fluidity in social categorization, and consequences of fluid social-categorical thinking, decreased stereotype endorsement, and increased concern for social inequalities. The role of sensorimotor states in fluid social cognition, with consequences for social judgment and behavior, is discussed.
Keyword Embodied cognition
Essentialism
Processing style
Social cognition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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