Does art expertise facilitate distancing?

Authors/others:Leder, Helmut; Schwarz, Norbert (University of Southern California)
Abstract:With respect to the Distancing-Embracing model, we discuss whether experts with well-developed and highly accessible schemata that lend themselves to distancing have initial affective reactions similar to those of novices, who lack access to well-developed distancing mechanisms, and whether differences between experts' and novices' responses are apparent only after distancing mechanisms have had a chance to do their work. We revisit findings from Leder et al. (2014) and discuss the role of mixed emotions and fluency.
Date of publication:2017
Journal title:Behavioral and Brain Sciences: an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary
Peer reviewed:true
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Publication Type:Article