Being moved is a positive emotion, and emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels.
- Author(s): Schubert, Thomas W
- Seibt, Beate
- Zickfeld, Janis H
- Blomster, Johanna K
- Fiske, Alan P
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x17001820
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.