Embodied Cognition

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Iconic Gestures Facilitate Discourse Comprehension in Individuals With Superior Immediate Memory for Body Configurations Ying Choon Wu and Seana Coulson Iconic gestures are those that depict an aspect of the object or action to which they are referring. The researchers hypothesized that More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Concreteness and Psychological Distance in Natural Language Use Bryor Snefjella and Victor Kuperman Research has shown that people form more abstract mental representations, and use more abstract language, when thinking or talking about events that are distant from the self. Despite knowing More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Turbulent Times, Rocky Relationships: Relational Consequences of Experiencing Physical Instability Amanda L. Forest, David R. Kille, Joanne V. Wood, and Lindsay R. Stehouwer Can physical instability lead to instability in relationships? In three studies, participants who were in a romantic relationship completed More