AN ANALYSIS OF ENCLOTHED COGNITION AS RELATED TO PERSONALITY FACTORS AND ITS INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS

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2018-05

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Researchers sought to establish a connection between Enclothed Cognition and multiple personality and cognitive factors. Enclothed Cognition has been addressed by previous researchers as having a measurable impact on selective qualities such as attentiveness (Adam & Galinsky, 2012) and problem solving (Van Stockum & DeCaro, 2014). Thus, the terminology Enclothed Cognition was introduced (Adam & Galinsky, 2012). Enclothed Cognition continues to be a newly evolving field of study and the current study measured a correlation between Enclothed Cognition, Machiavellianism, Resilience and Math scores. While researchers were not successful in finding a significant connection to resilience of math scores, the study revealed a significant correlation between Enclothed Cognition and Machiavellianism. The current research shows a significant positive correlation between Enclothed Cognition and Machiavellistic qualities in the experimental group wearing a white lab coat, simulating the Enclothed Cognition condition. Multiple implications exist. Among those discussed in detail are the impacts on the business world, politics and technology.

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enclothed cognition, Machiavellianism, Resilience, personality traits, cognitive traits

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