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Started by misosoup100 on Dec 7, 2021 8:32:19 PM
When looking ‘hot’ means not feeling cold - a social psych study of the "Geordie girls effect"

This was funded by tax dollars and published in an actual journal:

"a prominent example of enduring discomfort for the sake of fashion is seen in cities around the world, where even on winter nights, many women expose more of their body than they cover when out for an evening of fun. This phenomenon has earned the ‘Geordie girls’ of England – known for donning skimpy outfits on below freezing nights – notoriety for their imperviousness to cold weather (Bazley, 2010). Recent photos of ‘Geordie Girls’ wearing mini-dresses in temperatures of 10°F (−12°C) went viral (Brennan, 2019), prompting the question, ‘Aren’t they cold?"

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misosoup100 - 07 Dec 2021 20:32:50 (#1 of 9)

https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.
1111/bjso.12489


We surveyed women outside nightclubs on cold nights, assessed self-objectification, and asked participants to report how cold they felt. Anonymous photos were taken and coded for amount of skin exposure. We hypothesized that self-objectification would moderate the relationship between clothing coverage and reports of feeling cold. Our hypothesis was supported: women low in self-objectification showed a positive, intuitive, relationship between skin exposure and perceptions of coldness, but women more highly focused on their appearance did not feel colder when wearing less clothing.

misosoup100 - 07 Dec 2021 20:34:28 (#2 of 9)

This led to a viral tik-tok post, a backlash when people pointed out the science was terrible, and a backlash against the backlash, naturally. https://twitter.com/yorl/status/145956927229284352
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Social psychology needs some serious reform.

levelgaze - 07 Dec 2021 22:23:12 (#3 of 9)

Did they control for alcohol intake? Seems that would affect both.

FGBFGB - 07 Dec 2021 23:51:34 (#4 of 9)

When the fuck does it get to -12 in Newcastle? Not since the last ice age.

Santada - 08 Dec 2021 08:04:37 (#5 of 9)

It's all documented historic fact

https://youtu.be/jxXbpHeIrUc

darkhorse - 08 Dec 2021 08:07:23 (#6 of 9)

The coldest I recall Newcastle getting in my years there was -6. Windchill factor?

AlanII - 08 Dec 2021 08:09:39 (#7 of 9)

Hahaha, that’s great, Tada

champagnerocker - 08 Dec 2021 08:12:23 (#8 of 9)

I only came here to post Geordie of the Antarctic.

Similar to Scott I find myself narrowly beaten to the prize by a matter of minutes.

tasselhoff - 08 Dec 2021 08:22:18 (#9 of 9)

Haha!

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