Publications

2022

Herting, A. K. & Schubert, T. W. (2022). Valence, sensations and appraisals co-occurring with feeling moved: Evidence on kama muta theory from intra-individually cross-correlated time series. Cognition and Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2022.2089871 [open access]

Blomster Lyshol, J. K., Pich, O., & Seibt, B. (2022). Moved to Norway, Then Moved by Norway: How Moments of Kama Muta Is Related With Immigrants’ Acculturation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220221221104944 [open access]

Blomster Lyshol, J. K., Seibt, B., Oliver, M. B., & Thomsen, L. (2022). Moving political opponents closer: How kama muta can contribute to reducing the partisan divide in the US. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/13684302211067152 [open access]

Lizarazo Pereira, D. M., Schubert, T. W., & Roth, J. (2022). Moved by social justice: The role of kama muta in collective action toward racial equality. Frontiers in Psychology. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.780615/

Grüning, D. J., & Schubert, T. W. (2022). Emotional campaigning in politics: Being moved and anger in political ads motivate to support candidate and party. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 781851. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.781851 [open access]

Vuoskoski, J. K., Zickfeld, J. H., Alluri, V., Moorthigari, V., & Seibt, B. (2022). Feeling moved by music: Investigating continuous ratings and acoustic correlates. PLoS ONE 17(1): e0261151. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261151 [open access]

2021

Swarbrick, Dana; Seibt, Christa Beate; Grinspun, Noemi & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2021). Corona Concerts: The Effect of Virtual Concert Characteristics on Social Connection and Kama Muta. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648448

Zickfeld, J., van de Ven, N., Pich, O., Schubert, T. W., Berkessel, J., Pizarro Carrasco, J. J., … Orjiakor, C. (2021). Tears trigger the intention to offer social support: A systematic investigation of the interpersonal effects of emotional crying across 41 countries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104137 [preprint]

Schubert, T. W., & Grüning, D. J. (2021). Proper understanding of grounded procedures of separation needs a dual inheritance approach. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44.https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X20000308 [preprint]

Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Schubert, T. W., Blomster, J. K. (2021). Kama muta as an eudaimonic entertainment experience. In P. Vorderer & C. Klimt (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Entertainment Theory. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190072216.013.22 [preprint missing]

Petersen, E., Bischoff, A., Liedtke, G., & Martin, A. J. (2021). How Does Being Solo in Nature Affect Well-Being? Evidence from Norway, Germany and New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(15), 7897. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157897 [preprint missing]

Petersen, E., Martin, A. J. (2021). Kama muta (≈ being moved) helps connect people in and to nature: A photo elicitation approach. Ecopsychology Mar 2021, 37-47. http://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2020.0032 [preprint missing]

Lizarazo Pereira, D. M. (2021) Moved by Racial Justice: The Role of Kama muta in Collective Action toward Racial Equity among Advantaged and Disadvantaged Racial Groups. Master thesis at the University of Oslo, Norway. https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/88913

Rmeileh, R. (2021). “Sumud is to Always be One Hand”: Culturally Informed Resilience Among Palestinian Refugee Men in Lebanon. Master thesis at the University of Oslo, Norway. https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/89138

2020

Hartford Sundquist, J. (2020). “That Book Gave Me the Feels”: The Relation Between Tension and Kama Muta When Reading Fiction. Master thesis, University of Oslo, Norway. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-82868

Åbom, Anette K. (2020). Self-initiated Autonomy- and Intimacy-promoting Love Expressions. Master thesis, University of Oslo, Norway. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-82880

Blomster Lyshol, J. K., Thomsen, L., & Seibt, B. (2020). Moved by observing the love of others: kama muta evoked through media fosters humanization of out-groups. Frontiers in psychology11, 1240.1. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01240 (open access)

Fiske, A. P. (2020). Ways of Knowing Emotion, and What You Don’t Know about Your Own Emotions: The Case of Kama Muta. Social Research: An International Quarterly87(1), 171-195. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/758640 [preprint missing]

Fiske, A. P. (2020). The lexical fallacy in emotion research: Mistaking vernacular words for psychological entities. Psychological Review127(1), 95 – 113. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000174 [Preprint]

Zickfeld, J. H., Arriaga, P., Vilar Santos, S., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B. (2020). Tears of joy, aesthetic chills and heartwarming feelings: Physiological correlates of Kama Muta. Psychophysiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13662 [preprint]

2019

Fiske (2019). Kama muta: Discovering the connecting emotion. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367220952

Fiske, A. P., Seibt, B., & Schubert, T. (2019). The sudden devotion emotion: Kama muta and the cultural practices whose function is to evoke it. Emotion Review11(1), 74-86. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1754073917723167 [preprint]

Petersen, E., Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W. (2019). The role of social relational emotions for human-nature connectedness. Front. Psychol. 10:2759. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02759 (open access)

Steinnes, K. K., Blomster, J. K., Seibt, B., Zickfeld, J. H., & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Too cute for words: Cuteness evokes the heartwarming emotion of kama muta. Frontiers in Psychology10, 387. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00387 (open access)

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Moving through the literature. What is the emotion often denoted being moved? Emotion Review, 11, 123-139. https://doi.org/10.1177/2F1754073918820126 [preprint]

Zickfeld, J. H., Schubert, T. W., Seibt, B., Blomster, J. K., Arriaga, P., Basabe, N., … & Fiske, A. P. (2019). Kama Muta: Conceptualizing and measuring the experience often labelled being moved across 19 nations and 15 languages. Emotion, 19, 402-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000450 [preprint]

Shivranjani, G. (2019). Exploring the treads of service providers working with refugees in Istanbul, Turkey. Master thesis at the University of Oslo, Norway. https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/70626

2018

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, 32, 1691-1699.https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1430556 [preprint]

Zickfeld, J. H., van de Ven, N., Schubert, T. W., & Vingerhoets, A. (2018). Are tearful individuals perceived as more competent? Probably not. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 3, 119-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/23743603.2018.1514254 [preprint]

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, 33, 197-212. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1441128 [preprint]

Seibt, B., Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., Zhu, L., Arriaga, P., Simão, C., … & Fiske, A. P. (2018). Kama muta: similar emotional responses to touching videos across the United States, Norway, China, Israel, and Portugal. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology49(3), 418-435. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0022022117746240 [download preprint]

Schubert, T. W., Zickfeld, J. H., Seibt, B., & Fiske, A. P. (2018). Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: Time series analyses. Cognition and Emotion32(1), 174-184. doi:10.1080/02699931.2016.1268998 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02699931.2016.1268998 or download preprint

a visualisation of the data:

2017

Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (2017). The best loved story of all time: Overcoming all obstacles to be reunited, evoking kama muta. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1, 67-70.

Fiske, A. P., Schubert, T. W., & Seibt, B. (2017). A bootstrapping approach to studying “kama muta” or “being moved by love”: The ontology and epistemology of an emotion. In J. Cassaniti & U. Menon (Eds.), Universalism without uniformity:  Explorations of mind at the crossroads of psychology and anthropology (pp. 79-100). University of Chicago Press. Doi: 10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.001.0001 [publisher] preprint below

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000271 [preprint]

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). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00723