I’m researching how the clothes and accessories we wear, including the sensations and impressions they create, influence our cognitive and physical performance.
- Enclothed cognition: the influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes
- Positive contagion: how performance abilities can be influenced simply by touching/wearing items or garments
- Embodied cognition: the influence that body states have on states of mind
Here’s an evolving bibliography of research papers (key texts in bold) for others interested in enclothed cognition, starting with a fun primer video on Enclothed Cognition.
Adam, H., & Galinsky, A. D. (2012). Enclothed cognition. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(4), 918-925.
Anderson, M. L. (2003). Embodied cognition: A field guide. Artificial intelligence, 149(1), 91-130.
Calin-Jageman, R. J., & Caldwell, T. L. (2014). Replication of the superstition and performance study by Damisch, Stoberock, and Mussweiler (2010). Social Psychology. 239-245
Chua, R. Y., & Zou, X. C. (2009).
DeCaro, M. S. (2014). Enclothed Cognition and Controlled Attention During Insight Problem-Solving. The Journal of Problem Solving, 7(1), 8.
Dömötör, Z., Ruíz‐Barquín, R., & Szabo, A. (2016). Superstitious behavior in sport: A literature review. Scandinavian journal of psychology, 57(4), 368-382.
Ellis, D. A., & Jenkins, R. (2015). Watch-wearing as a marker of conscientiousness. PeerJ, 3, e1210.
Garvey, A. M., Germann, F., & Bolton, L. E. (2015). Performance brand placebos: How brands improve performance and consumers take the credit. Journal of Consumer Research, 42(6), 931-951.
Glenberg, A. M. (2010). Embodiment as a unifying perspective for psychology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1(4), 586-596.
Haynes, A. J. (2017). Enclothed Emotion: A Study of Attire and Attention (dissertation, Ohio).
Hill, R. A., & Barton, R. A. (2005). Psychology: red enhances human performance in contests. Nature, 435(7040), 293-293.
Krishna, A., Lee, S. W., Li, X., & Schwarz, N. (2017). Embodied cognition, sensory marketing, and the conceptualization of consumers’ judgment and decision processes: Introduction to the Issue. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, 2(4), 377-381.
Lee, C., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., Joy-Gaba, J. A., & Profitt, D. R. (2011). Putting like a pro: The role of positive contagion in golf performance and perception. PLoS One, 6(10), e26016.
Mahon, B. Z., & Caramazza, A. (2008). A critical look at the embodied cognition hypothesis and a new proposal for grounding conceptual content. Journal of physiology-Paris, 102(1), 59-70.
Patel, M. S., Asch, D. A., & Volpp, K. G. (2015). Wearable devices as facilitators, not drivers, of health behavior change. Jama, 313(5), 459-460.
Ramnanan, V. B. (2018). An analysis of enclothed cognition as related to personality factors and its interdisciplinary implications (dissertation).
Shapiro, L. (2007). The embodied cognition research programme. Philosophy compass, 2(2), 338-346.
Slepian, M. L., Ferber, S. N., Gold, J. M., & Rutchick, A. M. (2015). The Cognitive Consequences of Formal Clothing. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550615579462.
Wang, Y., & John, D (2015) Louis Vuitton and Conservatism: How Luxury Consumption Influences Political Attitudes. Brand and Brand Relationship Accelerator Conference, Boston, MA,
Wang, Y., & John, D. (2014). Louis Vuitton and Your Waistline: Using Luxury Goods Depletes Self-Regulatory Resources and Impairs Self-Control. Advances in Consumer Research, Vol 42. 205-209.
Wiedemann, D., Burt, D. M., Hill, R. A., & Barton, R. A. (2015). Red clothing increases perceived dominance, aggression and anger. Biology letters, 11(5), 20150166.
White, R. E., Prager, E. O., Schaefer, C., Kross, E., Duckworth, A. L., & Carlson, S. M. (2017). The “Batman Effect”: Improving perseverance in young children. Child development, 88(5), 1563-1571.
Wilson, A. D., & Golonka, S. (2013). Embodied cognition is not what you think it is. Frontiers in psychology, 4.
Wilson, M. (2002). Six views of embodied cognition. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 9(4), 625-636.
Womack, R. (2016). Enclothed Cognition: The Effect of Attire on Attention Task Performance. Samford Undergraduate Research Journal, 94.
Zhang, Q., Yin, T., & Ran, G. (2015). Enclothed Cognition: The New Perspectives on Embodied Cognition. Advances in Psychology, 5, 323-333.
Zunker, C., Karr, T., Sherman, R. T., Cao, L., Crosby, R. D., & Mitchell, J. E. Perceptions of Running Performance: The Role of Clothing Fit. The sport journal, Feb