Press & Mentions

13.01.2022 frontiers Science News on our latest article there, and with the same piece

Episode of the podcast “More of a comment than a question” with guest Anne Scheel and a discussion of the kama muta research program.

See also Anne Scheel’s brilliant paper:

Scheel, A. M., Tiokhin, L., Isager, P. M., & Lakens, D. (2021). Why hypothesis testers should spend less time testing hypotheses. Perspectives on Psychological Science16(4), 744-755.

Beate was interviewed by NRK Ekko on kama muta in August 2021

Alan was interviewed about the lexical fallacy and kama muta on this podcast.

Dave Pizarro and Tamler Sommers discuss the lexical fallacy and kama muta

June 2020: The Swiss Newspaper NZZ on kama muta.

piece on Meet Kama Muta, the Global, Cross-Cultural Mood of Being Joyfully Emotional

Alan writing in Aeon: Kama muta: a new term for that warm, fuzzy feeling we all get

Story in Discover on Why Babies Are So Cute — And Why We React the Way We Do mentioning work on kama muta and quoting Kamilla and Alan

Vox episode on crying that includes kama muta

2018 – Aftenposten piece on Kama Muta with interviews by Thomas Schubert and Beate Seibt [Norwegian]

2018 – CNN piece on being moved to tears by the pope, with discussion of elevation, kama muta, and gratitude

Short TV segment on kama muta and cute animals with Kamilla Knutsen Steinnes on Dagsrevyen at NRK (starts at 24:47) [Norwegian]

Article on cute animals and interview with Kamilla Knutsen Steinnes on [Norwegian]

Interview with Johanna K. Blomster and Janis H. Zickfeld on Kama Muta on [Norwegian]

Interview with Kamilla Knutsen Steinnes on being moved by cuteness [Norwegian]

Short article on being moved with regard to Norway’s national holiday and moving advertisements on NRK [Norwegian]

Radio interview on Norgesglasset with Janis H. Zickfeld on being moved [Norwegian]

Essay on kama muta by Nick Haslam