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The Light of the Emotions

Passions and Emotions in Seventeenth-Century French Culture

Paola Giacomoni

The study of emotions is a “hot” topic in contemporary scholarship, one that has turned into a new and highly productive meeting-point for different scientific and philosophical approaches. Thanks to this lively international debate between philosophers, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists

Sylvie Droit-Volet and Joëlle Provasi

emotions as visual stimuli. The aim of the present study was to investigate how synchrony with faces changes as a function of emotional expressions. Studies of synchronization go back a long way. As far back as 1948, Fraisse investigated how individuals successfully coordinate a rhythmical action with a


James P. Davis and Alberto Bellocchi

Emotion research is now a well-established and expanding sub-field of science education research ( Bellocchi, Quigley, & Otrel-Cass, 2017 ). Despite some early efforts in the study of affect (e.g., Alsop, 2005 ), a more general construct than emotion, the field of science education has taken

Margrit Pernau

* I’d like to extend my thanks to all the colleagues who read and discussed this article and offered suggestions for its improvement. At the Center for the History of Emotions in Berlin: Benno Gammerl, Luis Manuel Garcia, Juliane Brauer, and Gian Marco Vidor; at the panel on Space and Emotions at

Sylvie Droit-Volet, Sophie Fayolle, Mathilde Lamotte and Sandrine Gil

-respecting clockmaker would keep such a clock? Do the time distortions observed in humans cast doubt on the existence of a dedicated mechanism in our brains for measuring time? In other words, what do the time distortions caused by emotion tell us about time judgments? The aim of this article is to review the results

Jorien van Paasschen, Elisa Zamboni, Francesca Bacci and David Melcher

1. Introduction It is often assumed that works of art have the ability to elicit emotion in their observers, and indeed, people often ascribe emotional valence to artworks (Csíkszentmihályi and Robinson, 1990 ). However, little is known as to whether artworks are able to induce similar

Constance Duncombe

emerging changes in public diplomacy practice, we must pay greater attention to the role of emotions in facilitating these transformations. Social media platforms enable emotions that can work towards the development of trust between actors, or undermine previously stable diplomatic relationships. Why is

Edited by Halvor Eifring

Do all cultures and historical periods have a concept corresponding to the English word emotion? This collection of essays is concerned with the closest candidate within the Chinese language, namely the term qíng. What is the meaning of this term in different periods and genres? What are the types of discourse in which it is typically found? This volume contains two essays on the notion of qíng in classical sources, two on Chan Buddhist usage, and two on fiction and drama from the Ming and Qing dynasties. An introductory essay discusses the complex historical development of the term. Together, the essays may be read as a first step towards a conceptual history of one of the key terms in traditional Chinese culture.

Ari Mermelstein

1. Introduction: Sectarian Emotional Life The sectarian texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls are replete with the language of emotions. The groups represented by the various manuscripts of the Damascus Document, Hodayot, War Scroll, and Community Rule frequently reflected upon their social

Rafael Walthert

communities, analyzing an Evangelical church based in Switzerland. It is argued here that the main factor leading to this success are the communal rituals and that emotion is a central category for the understanding of the way these rituals function. In a first step, a general theory of emotion and ritual is