2010

Between Norm and Nature: Visual and written concepts of motherhood in classical Athens (Viktoria Räuchle)

The mother is a highly emotional subject combining a multitude of cultural concepts whilst at the same time assuming an almost archetypical role. Project No. G 312

Emotion and taboo. Incest in mediaeval narrative texts (Nora Hagemann)

Incest is something "you don't talk about" - incest is narrated. Emotions are constitutive elements of stories about incest that act as interfaces in the narrative syntagm. Project No. G 308

Emotional reactions to social exclusion (Lea Gutz)

The project focusses on the processing of and the emotional responses to social exclusion. Project No. G 307

Evolutionary Psychopathology of Depression: a differentiation between different subtypes of low mood following different adverse life events (Eiko Fried)

This project aims to shed a light onto depression as one categorial construct from the perspective of evolutionary psychopathology. Project No. G 305

Feelings of guilt and cinematic expression (Matthias Grotkopp)

How do films try to evoke moral emotions such as guilt in their audience? How do they unfold the affective foundations of shared values and (his)stories, of identities and action tendencies? Project No. G 306

Figurations of anger. Revenge, retaliation and the cultural imaginary (Fabian Bernhardt)

When it comes to revenge, boiling rage and cold calculation often disturbingly go hand in hand. The project inquires the delicate entanglement of emotion and reason, justice and injustice, reality and the imaginary that constitutes our notion of revenge. Project No. G 302

Gender and aging effects on the recognition of emotional speech (Niloofar Keshtiari)

Emotional speech carries vital information of the speaker. But to what extent do female and male, young and middle-aged Iranians recognize these emotional cues in Farsi sentences? Project No. G 310

Motion in Emotion: Cognitive Metaphors in Malay and Indonesian Lyric Poetry and Song Texts (Husna Jamal)

How do metaphors shape our emotion and cognition? Do Malay and Indonesian speakers conceptualize their emotion in terms of motion as hypothesized? To what extent can this conceptualization of emotion be seen as universal and what are its cultural-specific features? Project No. G 311

Music, Emotions, and Self-Comprehension: An Enquiry Concerning the Nature and Value of Musical Expressivity (Stefan Zwinggi)

The dissertation project focuses on examining the nature and value of pure music’s emotional expressivity, linking current discussions on music’s expressivity as well as on the ontology and rationality of emotions in analytic philosophy. Project No. G 314

Network patterns in the social sharing of grief (Roman Ebel)

Social network analysis is used to identify patterns of social attributes that interface bereaved persons and their social environment in grief sharing. Project No. G 304

Settling Emotions? The Indian Residential Schools Settlement and Algonquin Survivors in Canada (Anne-Marie Reynaud)

Emotions play an important role in all reconciliation processes. But cultures can have different ways of shaping and sharing their emotions. Project No. G 313

The joy of motoring: Lifestyles and emotional experience (Christa Bös)

The "joy of motoring" has been discredited in the discourse on shortage of mineral oil and global warming. The assumption that "the joy of motoring" is an intersubjectively unambiguous category, suggested by its common usage, is questioned. Project No. G 303

The relevance of emotion for the acquisition of new words in children with normal language development and children with specific language impairment (Carmen Herzog)

The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of negative emotional prosody on the word learnig process in children with normal language development compared to children with specific language impairment at the age between 3;6 and 4;0. Project No. G 309