On the subjective distinction between tenderness and joy.

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Previous studies have shown that the experience of joy normally accompanies the experience of tenderness or love. Theorists have thus suggested that tenderness is not a distinct emotion, but rather a variety of joy. The present study explored whether it is possible to induce tenderness while inhibiting joy. Participants watched scenes designed to induce different emotions. Results showed that a scene could induce high levels of tenderness and low levels of joy if that scene also induced high levels of sadness. These findings suggest the need to reconsider theoretical assumptions regarding the distinction between tenderness and joy.

Creator(s): Kalawski, Juan Pablo
Creation Date: December 2006
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2006
  • Digitized: April 11, 2008
Description:

Previous studies have shown that the experience of joy normally accompanies the experience of tenderness or love. Theorists have thus suggested that tenderness is not a distinct emotion, but rather a variety of joy. The present study explored whether it is possible to induce tenderness while inhibiting joy. Participants watched scenes designed to induce different emotions. Results showed that a scene could induce high levels of tenderness and low levels of joy if that scene also induced high levels of sadness. These findings suggest the need to reconsider theoretical assumptions regarding the distinction between tenderness and joy.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
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Keyword(s): tenderness | joy | love | positive emotions
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 127125103 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc5455
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Holder: Kalawski, Juan Pablo
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