My Hands Are Tied – My Lips Are Sealed: Prevented Embodiment Limits Communicational Cooperativeness

Ann Kronrod, MIT, USA
Joshua Ackerman, MIT, USA
When my hands are tied, is my language “tied” as well? We find that preventing embodiment handicaps cooperativeness in communication, resulting in lower ability to make communicational inferences, and consequently to comprehend and to adjust one’s language.
[ to cite ]:
Ann Kronrod and Joshua Ackerman (2011) ,"My Hands Are Tied – My Lips Are Sealed: Prevented Embodiment Limits Communicational Cooperativeness", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 241.