Stanford Psychology Podcast

09 - Alan Fiske: The Problems with Labeling Emotions, And the Case for a New Emotion

August 26, 2021 Stanford Psychology
Stanford Psychology Podcast
09 - Alan Fiske: The Problems with Labeling Emotions, And the Case for a New Emotion
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Stanford Psychology Podcast
09 - Alan Fiske: The Problems with Labeling Emotions, And the Case for a New Emotion
Aug 26, 2021
Stanford Psychology

Eric chats with Alan Fiske, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Alan is the author of multiple books, including Structures of Social Life and Virtuous Violence. Alan discusses why labeling emotions can often lead us to misunderstand our emotions. He then makes the case for a new emotion: Kama Muta, or “being moved, touched, stirred, having a rapturous experience, or tender feelings toward cuteness.” Eric and Alan discuss newest work on Kama Muta, produced by the Kama Muta Lab at UCLA, and Alan introduces his newest book called “Kama Muta: Discovering the Connecting Emotion.”

Book: https://www.routledge.com/Kama-Muta-Discovering-the-Connecting-Emotion/Fiske/p/book/9780367220945 

Paper: https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Frev0000174 

Show Notes

Eric chats with Alan Fiske, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Alan is the author of multiple books, including Structures of Social Life and Virtuous Violence. Alan discusses why labeling emotions can often lead us to misunderstand our emotions. He then makes the case for a new emotion: Kama Muta, or “being moved, touched, stirred, having a rapturous experience, or tender feelings toward cuteness.” Eric and Alan discuss newest work on Kama Muta, produced by the Kama Muta Lab at UCLA, and Alan introduces his newest book called “Kama Muta: Discovering the Connecting Emotion.”

Book: https://www.routledge.com/Kama-Muta-Discovering-the-Connecting-Emotion/Fiske/p/book/9780367220945 

Paper: https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Frev0000174