First major psychological study on being moved published in PLOS ONE
Ever since Latin rhetoric and poetics emotionally moving (lat. movere) an audience has been identified as one of the major goals of the arts. Psychological research on emotions has devoted (almost) no attention to feelings of being moved. Researchers of our institute have now published a major study on the topic.
Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Wassiliwizky, E., Kuehnast, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2015). Towards a Psychological Construct of Being Moved. Plos One, 10(6), e0128451. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128451
Prof. Dr. Winfried Menninghaus
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main
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