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Being moved is a positive emotion, and emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2017

Thomas W. Schubert
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0317 Oslo, Norway. thomas.wolfgang.schubert@gmail.combeate.seibt@psykologi.uio.nojhzickfeld@gmail.comjohanna.katarina.blomster@gmail.comhttp://www.igroup.org/schuberthttp://www.sv.uio.no/psi/personer/vit/beatesei
Beate Seibt
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0317 Oslo, Norway. thomas.wolfgang.schubert@gmail.combeate.seibt@psykologi.uio.nojhzickfeld@gmail.comjohanna.katarina.blomster@gmail.comhttp://www.igroup.org/schuberthttp://www.sv.uio.no/psi/personer/vit/beatesei
Janis H. Zickfeld
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0317 Oslo, Norway. thomas.wolfgang.schubert@gmail.combeate.seibt@psykologi.uio.nojhzickfeld@gmail.comjohanna.katarina.blomster@gmail.comhttp://www.igroup.org/schuberthttp://www.sv.uio.no/psi/personer/vit/beatesei
Johanna K. Blomster
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0317 Oslo, Norway. thomas.wolfgang.schubert@gmail.combeate.seibt@psykologi.uio.nojhzickfeld@gmail.comjohanna.katarina.blomster@gmail.comhttp://www.igroup.org/schuberthttp://www.sv.uio.no/psi/personer/vit/beatesei
Alan P. Fiske
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095. afiske@ucla.eduhttp://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/fiske/

Abstract

As evidence for the second process of the Embracing factor, the target article characterizes being moved as a mixed emotion linked to sadness through metonymy. We question these characterizations and argue that emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels.

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Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2017 

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