Clothes Do Make The Man After All

May 5, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Joe Pinsker wrote about research that indicates that wearing formal attire changes how people interact with the world:

  • Wearing formal clothes seems to make people feel powerful.
  • While wearing them people think more holistically rather than about fine-grained details.
  • Similarly wearing a Doctor’s white coat can make a person more attentive.
  • However if the wearer believes that the same coat belongs to a painter the effect is no longer observed.

Read about how the study was conducted, and why the effect may get stronger in the years to come over here.

Source: The Atlantic