A Heavy Heart: The Association between Weight and Emotional Words

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Zhao, Xueru; He, Xianyou; Zhang, Wei;
(2016)

People often express emotion in language using weight (e.g., a heavy heart, light-hearted, light humor, or heavy-handed), but the question remains whether these expressions of emotion are rooted in the body. Six experiments used a priming paradigm to explore the metapho... View more
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