Fictions and Feelings: On the Place of Literature in the Study of Emotion

@article{Hogan2010FictionsAF,
  title={Fictions and Feelings: On the Place of Literature in the Study of Emotion},
  author={P. Hogan},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={184-195}
}
  • P. Hogan
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Emotion Review
  • Explanatory accounts of emotion require, among other things, theoretically tractable representations of emotional experience. Common methods for producing such representations have well-known drawbacks, such as observer interference or lack of ecological validity. Literature offers a valuable supplement. It provides detailed instructions for simulating emotions; when successful, it induces empathic emotions. It too involves distortions, through emotion-intensifying idealization and ideological… CONTINUE READING
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