Publications

NEW and recently accepted:

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., Blomster, J. K., Arriaga, P., Basabe, N., Blaut, A., Caballero, A., Carrera, P. Dalğar, I., Ding, Y., Dumont, K., Gaulhofer, V., Gračanin, A., Gyenis, R., Hu, C.-P., Kardum, I., Lazarević, L., Mathew, L., Mentser, S., Nussinson, R., Onuki, M., Páez, D., Pásztor, A., Peng, K., Petrović, B., Pizarro, J. J., Schönefeld, V., Śmieja, M., Tokaji, A., Vingerhoets, A., Vorster, A., Vuoskoski, J., Zhu, L., Fiske, A. P. (in press). Kama muta: Conceptualizing and measuring the experience often labelled being moved across 19 nations and 15 languages. Emotion. 

Preprint at https://psyarxiv.com/sr7e9/ Visualisation at https://janisz.shinyapps.io/kaviar_project/. Data at https://osf.io/cydaw/.

Empirical papers

Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2016). Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: Time series analyses. Cognition and Emotion. doi:10.1080/02699931.2016.1268998

Seibt, B., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Interpersonal closeness and morality predict feelings of being moved. Emotion, 17(3), 389-394.

Seibt, B., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., & Fiske, A. P. (2018) Touching the base: heart-warming ads from the 2016 U.S. election moved viewers to partisan tears, Cognition and Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1441128

Seibt, B. S., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., Zhu, L., Arriaga, P., Simão, C., Nussinson, R., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Kama muta: Similar emotional responses to touching videos across the US, Norway, China, Israel, and Portugal. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.DOI: 10.1177/0022022117746240

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., Blomster, J. K., Arriaga, P., Basabe, N., … & Fiske, A. P. (2018). Kama Muta: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Experience often labelled Being Moved Across 19 Nations and 15 Languages. Emotion.

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Empathic concern is part of a more general communal emotion. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(723), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00723.

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W. (2018). Warm and touching tears: tearful individuals are perceived as warmer because we assume they feel moved and touched. Cognition and Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1430556.

Theoretical papers and commentary

Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (in press). The best loved story of all time: Overcoming all obstacles to be reunited, evoking kama muta. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture. DOI: 10.26613/esic/1.1.12

Fiske, A. P., Seibt, B., & Schubert, T. W. (2017). The sudden devotion emotion: Kama muta and the cultural practices whose function is to evoke it. Emotion Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073917723167

Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., Zickfeld, J. H., Blomster, J. K., & Fiske, A. P. (2017). Being moved is a positive emotion, and emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels. Commentary in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e374. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17001820

Book chapter

Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (2017). “Kama muta” or ‘being moved by love’: A bootstrapping approach to the ontology and epistemology of an emotion. In J. Cassaniti & U. Menon (Eds.), Universalism without uniformity: Explorations in mind and culture (pp. 79-100). University of Chicago Press. Doi: 10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.001.0001

Theses

Steinness, Kamilla K. (2017). Too cute for words: Cuteness evokes the kama muta emotion and motivates communal sharing. Master thesis at Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-60030

Zickfeld, Janis H. (2015). Heartwarming closeness: Being moved induces communal sharing and increases feelings of warmth. Master thesis at Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-52508