Adoration and admiration (NG 101)
Although admiration and adoration play an important role in religious contexts, popular culture and many other sociocultural areas, they have been neglected by psychology, modern aesthetics and poetics.
Are Germans really green-eyed monsters? Cross-cultural perspectives on benign and malicious envy (407)
Christian von Scheve, Isabel Bohrn, Kristin Prehn, Thomas Stodulka
The behavioral consequences of envy can be either destructive or emulative. Which of these facettes are prompted by distinct cultural and socio-economic environments?
Bauformen der Imagination. Literature and Achitecture in Modernity (GW 704)
Based on the observation that literature and architecture have increasingly influenced each other since the 18th century, this Emmy Noether Program for Young Researchers seeks to investigate the dynamic interrelationships between the two art forms.
Compassion and the "New Priesthood": Transforming the Victorian Moral Economy? (GW 703)
With the rise of evolutionary models of morality after 1859, to what extent was social practice reconfigured according to new notions of the meaning of compassion?
Constraints on Embodied Metaphors (GW 701)
Emotional, physical, and cognitive experiences have been demonstrated experimentally to be tightly interconnected, just as philosophical and spiritual traditions have long assumed.
Embodying the nation: Collective emotions and national identification. Lessons from the 2010 FIFA World Cup (408)
Christian von Scheve, Gavin Sullivan, Hauke Heekeren, Sven Ismer,
By focusing on the FIFA World Cup 2010 we examine the reinforcing impact of collective emotions on national identification and feelings of group-belonging and the reducing effect on the evaluation of in-group minorities or out-groups.
Emotional Modulation (NG 102)
The external stimulation of brain regions offers insights into the interaction between emotions, memory and language.
Investigations on the dynamics of affective viewer responses to film (416)
Hermann Kappelhoff, Lars Kuchinke, Arthur Jacobs
What is the relationship of the temporal composition of audiovisual pictures and the temporal dynamics of the viewers’ feelings? Which roles in this are played by plot constellations and cinematic aesthetics - and how do they interact?
Maintaining mechanisms in chronic depression and their changeability: the role of enhanced discrepancy responding
Mindulness-based interventions have proved to be efficacious in the treatment of chronic-recurrent depression. This study aims to investigate potential mechanisms of action.
Neural correlates of construction learning (GW 702)
In order to learn a language, speakers need to generalize over the particular utterances they hear. The resulting patterns or constructions relate abstract forms and functions.
Sound physiognomy in language organization, processing and production (410)
Markus Conrad, Sonja A. Kotz, Oliver Lubrich
What does the sound of language tell us? Do already the basic sublexical elements of sound – the phonemes – possess emotional value providing distinct elements of speech with a certain emotional colour?
Talking (about) emotion: Emotion regulation through verbal expression (415)
Kristin Prehn, Malek Bajbouj, Hauke Heekeren, Arthur Jacobs, Gisela Klann-Delius, Winfried Menninghaus
The project is aimed at providing scientific evidence for the hypothesis that verbal expression and communication of one’s emotional state influences emotional self-regulation.
The Emotionalization of Religion – new emotional styles in the field of religious experience (414)
Regine Herbrik, Hubert Knoblauch
Traditionally, religion is closely associated with emotions (such as joy or fear). The project investigates the relevance of emotions in contemporary Christian congregations.
The affective foundations of sociality: Language, physiology and social differences (411)
Christian von Scheve, Tobias Schröder, Markus Conrad
What are our affective reactions to linguistic representations of social interaction? What is the role of automatic bodily reactions in these processes? And do patterns of such reactions systematically differ between socio-economic status groups?
Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts (409)
Winfried Menninghaus, Thomas Jacobsen,
Publications Hanich, J. (2010). Collective Viewing. The Cinema and Affective Audience Interrelations. Passions in Context. The Journal for the History and Theory of Emotions 1 (1).
Towards a neural basis of aesthetic emotions (417)
Stefan Koelsch, Winfried Menninghaus, Arthur Jacobs
Emotional experience during listening to music or reading is a major motivation to consume music and literature in everyday life. This interrelation provides us with valuable opportunities to study neural correlates of emotion.
Unsettling rhetoric: arguments for undermining the opposition (413)
Martin Vöhler, Therese Fuhrer, Monika Schwarz-Friesel,
Good arguments are not always enough to convince another person. To raise doubts in the recipient's mind often is just as important for the process of persuasion. This project examines strategies (both in written and spoken discourse) used for this purpose.
You make me feel so... Understanding Interaffectivity (NG 103)
This junior research group aims at investigating interaffectivity, i.e., emotions that emerge from social interaction. Special consideration will be given to self-referred emotion mechanisms, bodily and musical influences as well as the effects of group parameters on interaffectivity.