NEW YORK – Can you believe if you want become confident, then the secret is not your personality or abilities your outfit is the secret weapon.
This interesting result comes in a new study.
Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire said that specific clothing – including even superhero T-shirts – can make people more confident in all sorts of situations.
The research is outlined in her new book Mind What You Wear.
In the book she claims clothing affects a person’s mental processes and perceptions.
In the study, she gathered a group of students and asked some to wear a superman T-shirt.
She wanted to know if heroic clothing would change how students thought.
Surprisingly, she found that not only did it make them more confident, but it also made them actually think they were physically stronger.
‘When wearing a Superman T-shirt the students rated themselves as more likeable and superior to other students,’ she explained in a release from the University of Hertfordshire.
In another test, women were ask to do a maths test in a swimsuit or wearing a sweater, with the latter group performing better.
Wearing a white coat, meanwhile, was found to improve a person’s mental agility.