The superhero effect: How enclothed cognition can impact on the perceptions and actions of serving UK police officers

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Andrews, T. 2023. The superhero effect: How enclothed cognition can impact on the perceptions and actions of serving UK police officers. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X231184778
AuthorsAndrews, T.
Abstract

The theory of 'enclothed cognition' posits that clothes alone can significantly alter their wearer's outlook on life. Based on this idea, this artile examines the world view of uniformed British police officers seeking to understand whether their uniform impacts on their attitudes and behaviours. Using data from a survey of 91 uniformed officers, results suggest that their uniform does indeed affect how they behave and their perceptions of self. Recommendations are made for changes to uniforms with the intent to reduce assaults by and against officers and complaints, as well as increase morale and productivity.

KeywordsEnclothed Cognition; police; police uniform; body armour; police welfare; police wellbeing
Year2023
JournalPolice Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
Journal citationpp. 1-18
PublisherSAGE Journals
ISSN0032 258X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X231184778
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0032258X231184778
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Online19 Jun 2023
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Accepted12 Jun 2023
Deposited20 Jun 2023
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