New Study Shows Being Alone Can Make You Feel Cold

September 17, 2008

A new study carried out by psychologists Chen-Bo Zhong, and Geoffrey J. Leonardelli from the University of Toronto has shown that being alone, or in social isolation, can make your body feel cold...Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out by psychologists Chen-Bo Zhong, and Geoffrey J. Leonardelli from the University of Toronto has shown that being alone, or in social isolation, can make your body feel cold.

The study was carried out with 65 students who were split into two groups.

The first group needed to go back and talk about what it was like during their life when they felt alone.

They were also asked to play a computer game with computer players who didn’t give them the ball.

The second group did the opposite, talking about times in their life when they felt included, and then playing a computer game where they were involved heavily.

Both groups were in a room with the same temperature, and both were offered the same products after.

The group who had to talk about being alone, and was left out in the computer game said the room felt colder than it really was.

They also chose hot coffee and soup as their products of choise.

This was the opposite of what happened in the other group, showing social isolation can really make you cold.


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