Le mariage de mon meilleur ami: emotional response categorization and naturally induced emotions
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 737–742, November/December 2001
How to Cite
Niedenthal, P. M. and Dalle, N. (2001), Le mariage de mon meilleur ami: emotional response categorization and naturally induced emotions. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 31: 737–742. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.66
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2001
- Article first published online: 13 NOV 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 2000
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: SRB-9514449
- Minister of Research and Technology, France
A quasi-experimental field study was conducted in order to test the generalizability of emotional response categorization (Niedenthal, Halberstadt, & Innes-Ker, 1999) to naturally induced emotions and to new stimuli in a different language (i.e. French). Individuals were recruited at two weddings to perform a triad task, which assesses the use of semantic and emotional relations in categorization. A manipulation check demonstrated that invitees were feeling intense happiness. Control participants, who reported feeling rather neutral, were recruited from among individuals walking down the street on an average day. Results replicated Niedenthal et al.'s (1999) original finding such that participants who were feeling strong emotion (happiness) used emotional equivalence to a significantly greater degree than did participants in a neutral state. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.