publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses

Thomas Schubert; Beate Seibt;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis
Abstract
Feeling <i>moved</i> or <i>touched</i> can be accompanied by tears, goosebumps, and sensations of warmth in the centre of the chest. The experience has been described frequently, but psychological science knows little about it. We propose that labelling one’s feeling as being moved or touched is a component of a social-relational emotion that we term <i>kama muta</i> (its Sanskrit label). We hypothesise that it is caused by appraising an intensification of communal sharing relations. Here, we test this by investigating people’s moment-to-moment reports of feeling <i>moved and touched</i> while watching six short videos. We compare these to six other sets of part...
Subjects
free text keywords: Being moved, Crying, Goosebumps, Time series, Relational models, Kama muta, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Humans, Emotions, Piloerection, Adult, Female, Male, Young Adult, Interrupted Time Series Analysis, Social Psychology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Sociology, Science Policy, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Developmental and Educational Psychology
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
Communities
Science and Innovation Policy Studies
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