Interesting Link to Size (07-06-20)

Zhang and Zhang investigated ties between spatial size and assessments of wealth.  They report that they “explored whether social categorization based on wealth, which is an important dimension of social categorization, involved perceptual simulation of spatial size. . . . three experiments showed that responses to wealth-related stimuli in larger font were faster relative to those to the same stimuli in small font, and vice versa for poverty-related stimuli. These results suggest that social categorization based on wealth is grounded in perceptual simulation of spatial size.”

Xiaobin Zhang and Zhe Zhang. “Spatial Size Can Affect Social Categorization of the Rich and the Poor.”  Frontiers in Psychology, in press, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01914