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.
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?
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.
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?
Emotional, physical, and cognitive experiences have been demonstrated experimentally to be tightly interconnected, just as philosophical and spiritual traditions have long assumed.
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.
The external stimulation of brain regions offers insights into the interaction between emotions, memory and language.
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?
Mindulness-based interventions have proved to be efficacious in the treatment of chronic-recurrent depression. This study aims to investigate potential mechanisms of action.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.