Can Physical Warmth Influence One 's Interpersonal Judgements Of Other People?

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Please complete the following using complete sentences:
I. Question A. Diffuse, or “big picture” question (3 points): Will physical warmth influence one’s interpersonal judgements of other people? B. The specific question(s) addressed in the research (7 points): Will holding a cup of hot coffee make one tend to feel the interpersonal warmth of other people? Are people aware of such impact of physical experiences on their judgements? C. The connection between the two (7 points): Previous research suggest that there is an unconscious interplay between one’s internal feelings and physical experiences. If it is found in this study that holding a cup of hot coffee makes one feel the interpersonal warmth of other people, and that person is not aware of such impact, then we will have evidence that people’s interpersonal judgements of other people are indeed unconsciously affected by physical warmth.
II. Alternative Hypotheses A. Study’s main hypothesis (7 points): Exposure to physical warmth will elicit feelings of interpersonal warmth, and such influence is unconscious. B. Other alternatives (At least one alternative hypothesis; 5 points): 1) Exposure to physical warmth will not elicit feelings of interpersonal warmth. 2) Exposure to physical warmth will elicit feelings of interpersonal warmth, but whether such influence is unconscious is not observable.
III. Logic & Design A. Specification of dependent (DV) and independent (IV)…
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