Tag Archives: distance

New evidence for the “propinquity effect” – mere physical closeness increases our liking of desirable people and things – Research Digest

“In one, a group of male participants read lines from a modern musical version of Romeo and Juliet with an unfamiliar woman (actually a confederate helping the researchers) who was sitting either 80 centimetres or 150 centimetres away. Overall, those … Continue reading

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Decisions for Others Are More Creative Than Decisions for the Self (Study)

“Abstract Four studies investigate whether decisions for others produce more creative solutions than do decisions for the self and if construal level explains this relation. In Study 1, participants carried out a structured imagination task by drawing an alien for … Continue reading

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The more you know a place, the more likely your memory will play spatial tricks (Study)

“A new Northwestern University study is the first to show that something may be happening cognitively that leads people to gradually become more biased, and at the same time more accurate, when it comes to their spatial memory as they … Continue reading

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