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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.
Abstract

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.

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