publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Warm and touching tears: tearful individuals are perceived as warmer because we assume they feel moved and touched

Zickfeld, Janis H.; Schubert, Thomas W.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis
  • Country: Portugal
Recent work investigated the inter-individual functions of emotional tears in depth. In one study (Van de Ven, N., Meijs, M. H. J., & Vingerhoets, A. (2017). What emotional tears convey: Tearful individuals are seen as warmer, but also as less competent. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56(1), 146–160. Https:// tearful individuals were rated as warmer, and participants expressed more intentions to approach and help such individuals. Simultaneously, tearful individuals were rated as less competent, and participants expressed less intention to work with the depicted targets. While tearful individuals were perceived as sadder, percei...
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Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
Science and Innovation Policy Studies
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