Against the odds: human values arising in unfavourable circumstances elicit the feeling of being moved.

@article{Strick2018AgainstTO,
  title={Against the odds: human values arising in unfavourable circumstances elicit the feeling of being moved.},
  author={Madelijn Strick and Jantine van Soolingen},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2018},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          1231-1246
        }
}
People sometimes say they are "moved" or "touched" by something. Although the experience is familiar to most, systematic research on being moved has just begun. The current research aims to advance our understanding of the prototypical elicitors of being moved. We tested the hypothesis that being moved is elicited by core values (i.e. values that are particularly central to being human) that manifest themselves in circumstances that are unfavourable to their emergence. In three experiments, two… CONTINUE READING

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