What The Heck Is Enclothed Cognition?

Enclothed Cognition

Have you heard of the term "Enclothed Cognition"? If not, you might be asking "what the heck is Enclothed Cognition"?

Well, it's a term that was coined by Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky during their research at Northwestern University.  Their key take away was that the influence of clothes depends on the physical experience of wearing them AND also their symbolic meaning.

Put a different way, "the clothes you wear don't just change the way others see you, they change the way you see yourself".

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And that is our goal at Shop MODERN Menswear for you!

We want to be part of your daily experiments when you put on your power navy suit; put on your happy pants or put on that gear that makes you feel like you can take on the world.

We want to hear about the effects of those accessories like that bold silk tie or stylish men's wrist-watch or those brogue leather dress shoes that put that spring in your step throughout the day.

So let's all take part in some enclothed cognition.  Make your way to your laboratory (aka your "closet").  Decide on your experimental outfit and jump into it.  See how it makes you feel.

Does it make you feel more confident?

Do you feel like you can do anything?

That's the effect of enclothed cognition.  Got another outfit that makes you feel that way?  Set that one aside for tomorrow.

Now go on and take on the world!  But before you do, leave us some comments on your experiment and how it made you feel.

If you're interested in reading more about enclothed cognition, read this great post by Emily vanSonnenberg.

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