Warmth embodiment effects

Collection type: Multi-effect Multi-method Multi-lab Replications 14

Collection contains 14 replications of 2 warmth embodiment effects across 2 methods.

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Replications 14

Original Studies & Replications Effect size (r) [95% CI]
Effect #1 Method #1: Trait loneliness (UCLA loneliness scale) positively associated with warmer bathing
Bargh & Shalev (2012) Study 1a
Bargh & Shalev (2012) Study 1b
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 9
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 4
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 1
Donnellan et al.(2015b)
Ferrell et al. (2013)
McDonald & Donnellan (2015)
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 2
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 8
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 7
Donnellan & Lucas (2014)
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 6
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 5
Donnellan et al. (2015a) Study 3
Current meta-analytic estimate of Effect #1 Method #1 replications:
Effect #2 Method #1: Physical coldness (frozen cold-pack) boosts reported feelings of chronic loneliness
Bargh & Shalev (2012) Study 2
Wortman et al. (2014)

Summary: Both warmth embodiment effects (physical warmth influences psychological social warmth) currently exhibit replication difficulties. Notably, the first effect (loneliness-hot-shower effect) doesn't appear replicable whether (1) trait loneliness is measured using the complete 20-item UCLA Loneliness Scale (Donnellan et al., 2015 Studies 1-4) or a 10-item modified version of the UCLA Loneliness Scale (Donnellan et al., 2015 Studies 5-9, as in Bargh & Shalev, 2012 Studies 1a and 1b), (2) whether warm bathing is measured via a "physical warmth index" (all replications as in Bargh & Shalev, 2012 Study 1a and 1b) or via the arguably more hypothesis-relevant water temperature item (all replications of Bargh & Shalev Study 1), and (3) whether participants were sampled from Michigan (Donnellan et al., 2015 Studies 1-9), Texas (Ferrell et al., 2013), or Israel (McDonald & Donnellan, 2015). Of course, different operationalizations of the idea may yield replicable evidence, e.g., in different domains, contexts, or using other experimental designs (e.g., within-subjects).

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Replications 14

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