Kamilla got some nice media coverage of her thesis on kama muta responses to cuteness! The department’s summary is here, and there is a whole list of pointers to newspaper, magazines, radio shows, and TV shows.
The next paper – which actually was our first paper on the topic, it just took a little more time to appear online – is now out. Here is the APA link
Nick Haslam wrote a beautiful summary of our two recent papers and ideas. Enjoy!
Expressing and receiving gratitude emphasises the communal bonds between the one who thanks and the one who is thanked. It’s power is even enhanced when one sees other people joining in. Three wonderful examples from this week: First, Joe Biden tears up when Obama surprises him with the Medal of Freedom. He even has turn […]
Cognition and Emotion published our first empirical paper on kama muta! Full text at Cognition and Emotion Last unedited draft of our own Visualisation of a part of these data: Observe at what points in a video clip kama muta rises. It also got picked up by @Neuroskeptic right away… Feeling “moved” or “touched” […]
President Barack Obama, interviewed by David Axelrod in the podcast The Axe Files, December 2016, Ep. 108 “There are two things that can get me teary. One is talking about my daughters or seeing my daughters. And the second is my team. You remember after 2012, when I went over to the campaign office and […]
At the International Convention on Psychological Science in Vienna, March 23-25 2017, we’ve organized a symposium exploring being moved from aesthetic, moral, cultural, clinical, and social relational perspectives. The four presentations will offer competing hypotheses on the elicitors, experience and consequences of being moved: Mary Beth Oliver, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Meaningful Affect, Meaningful Media: […]