Grounding Lay Theories of Personality: Proprioception Influences Person Theories.

Slepian, Michael.

Abstract: Models of embodied cognition posit that concrete and abstract concepts are represented in sensorimotor systems. The authors investigated the hypothesis that sensorimotor systems might also underlie beliefs, specifically lay theories of personality. Entity theorists believe personality traits to be fixed, whereas incremental theorists believe traits to be malleable. As descriptions of "fi... read more

Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
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