Hot temperature found to make people less social, fatigued and less helpful, recent study suggests
-The researchers of Lehigh University conducted a segmented study to analyze the effect of an ambient temperature on the emotional and social behaviors of an individual.
-As per the study, people working in an uncomfortable environment (hot places) were 50% less likely to engage in pro-social behaviour compared to those working in pleasant temperatures.
-In the second part of the study, the same group, though working in cooler temperatures, when were reminded of the previous condition, showcased compromised behavior. Only 34% of the participants agreed to answer questions for a free survey compared to 76% in the group.
-It was observed that uncomfortably warm classroom temperature increased fatigue, reduced positive affect and led to less helping amongst people.
-Findings were published in the European Journal of Social Psychology
Source: The European Journal of Social Psychology