Fay and Maner studied links between physical and social warmth. They found that “Laboratory studies have linked variability in temperature to the psychology of social affiliation. In colder ambient environments, for example, people report greater loneliness, and they pursue both physical warmth and social affiliation (i.e., social warmth). Here, a field experiment tested whether tactile warmth [basically, touching something warm] eliminates the effect of colder ambient temperatures on desires for social affiliation.
Promote Social Behavior/Support Diversity
Mandeno and Baxter conducted interviews with people who have worked at coworking locations for at least 3 months to learn more about connections forged between people using these worksites.
Combatting loneliness with heat
Improving the lives of canines' best friends
Signaling extraversion and openness to experience
Effects on employee bonds matter
Opinions of others affected
Research completed by Inagaki and Human confirms that there are ties between physical and social warmth.
Assessments streamline socializing