Janis Heinrich Zickfeld

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Mobile phone +47-455 64 234
Room S03-22
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences

Academic interests

  • Social psychology

  • Emotions

  • Interpersonal relations

  • Media Nostalgia

  • Empathy


My PhD project focuses on the positive social emotion kama muta. In vernacular English this state is captured best by the terms being moved or touched. We are peculiarly interested in examining the physiological components and what kind of motivations this affective state encompasses. We expect states of kama muta to result in increased communal tendencies such as prosocial behavior.


  • PhD candidate in Experimental Social Psychology, PSI, from May 2016

  • Research assistant, PSI, 2014 – 2016

  • MPhil Health and Social Psychology, University of Oslo, December 2015

  • BSc Psychology, University of Groningen, January 2014

Tags: Social Psychology


  • IJzerman, Hans; Čolić, Marija V.; Hennecke, M.; Hong, Youngki; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Joy-Gaba, Jennifer; Lazarević, Dušanka; Lazarević, Ljiljana; Parzuchowski, Michal; Ratner, Kyle G.; Schubert, Thomas; Schütz, Astrid; Stojilović, Darko; Weissgerber, Sophia C.; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich & Lindenberg, Siegwart (2017). Does Distance from the Equator Predict Self-Control? Lessons from the Human Penguin Project. Commentary on van Lange et al.. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  ISSN 0140-525X.  40:e86, s 22- 23 . doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001035
  • Seibt, Beate; Schubert, Thomas; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich & Fiske, Alan Page (2017). Interpersonal closeness and morality predict feelings of being moved. Emotion.  ISSN 1528-3542.  17(3), s 389- 394 . doi: 10.1037/emo0000271 Full text in Research Archive
  • Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Kunst, Jonas R. & Hohle, Sigrid Møyner (2017). Too sweet to eat: Exploring the effects of cuteness on meat consumption. Appetite.  ISSN 0195-6663. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.08.038 Full text in Research Archive
  • Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich & Schubert, Thomas (2017). Revisiting and Extending a Response Latency Measure of Inclusion of the Other in the Self. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.  ISSN 2374-3603. . doi: 10.1080/23743603.2017.1298356 Full text in Research Archive
  • Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Schubert, Thomas; Seibt, Beate & Fiske, Alan Page (2017). Empathic Concern is Part of A More General Communal Emotion. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  8(MAY) . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00723 Full text in Research Archive
  • Schubert, Thomas; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Seibt, Beate & Fiske, Alan Page (2016). Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses. Cognition & Emotion.  ISSN 0269-9931. . doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1268998

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