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Is a difficult task literally heavy? Weight biases difficulty judgements


Tonković, Mirjana; Brdar, Mario; Štrkalj Despot, K.
Is a difficult task literally heavy? Weight biases difficulty judgements // Metaphor and the Social World (2019) (znanstveni, prihvaćen)


Naslov
Is a difficult task literally heavy? Weight biases difficulty judgements

Autori
Tonković, Mirjana ; Brdar, Mario ; Štrkalj Despot, K.

Vrsta, podvrsta
Radovi u časopisima, znanstveni

Izvornik
Metaphor and the Social World (2019)

Status rada
Prihvaćen

Ključne riječi
Heavy and difficult, metaphor, embodied cognition, primary metaphor, asymmetry, bidirectionality

Sažetak
The conceptualization of abstract concepts is very often metaphorical, meaning that we think and talk about abstract concepts in terms of other, usually more concrete experiences. Recent research suggests that many abstract concepts are linked to bodily sensations. In two experiments, we tested a hypothesis about weight as an embodiment of difficulty. We hypothesized that participants wearing a heavy backpack would judge a psychomotor task to be more difficult than participants wearing an empty backpack. We also hypothesized that manipulation of psychomotor task difficulty would affect judgement of backpack heaviness. In line with our hypothesis, the results demonstrated that participants wearing a heavy backpack judged the task to be more difficult. The results of Experiment 2 demonstrated that, regardless of task difficulty, there was no difference in weight judgement when backpack weight was estimated on a 7-point scale. However, we found a difference in the judgement of backpack weight when participants were asked to express it in kilograms, where weight was judged to be lower by participants doing the easy task than by those doing the difficult task.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija, Kognitivna znanost (prirodne, tehničke, biomedicina i zdravstvo, društvene i humanističke znanosti)



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek,
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje, Zagreb