Beate Seibt

Associate Professor
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Phone +47-22845147
Room V03-07
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Harald Schjelderups hus Forskningsveien 3A 0373 OSLO
Postal address 0317 OSLO Postboks 1094 Blindern

Academic Interests

  • Mimicry of emotional expressions

  • Relational models of interpersonal relations

  • Social cognition

  • Intergroup relations

  • Approach and avoidance motivations


  • Lectures in PSY4111 - Applied Social Psychology

Course coordinator:

  • PSY3091 - Bacheloroppgave i helse -og sosialpsykologi 

  • PSY2102 - Social Cognition

Higher education and employment history

  • Master in Psychology (Diploma) from Free University of Berlin, 1997

  • PhD in Social Psychology from University of Würzburg, 2003

  • Lecturer at University of Wuerzburg, 2003 - 2006

  • Postdoc with Fellowship from German Science Foundation at University of Utrecht, 2006 - 2008

  • Independent Researcher at ISCTE, Lisboa, 2008 - 2012


  • Department of Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg

  • CIS-IUL, ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa

  • Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel

  • Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University

Tags: Social Psychology


  • Seibt, Beate; Schubert, Thomas; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich & Fiske, Alan Page (2018). Touching the Base: Heart-Warming Ads from the 2016 U.S. Election Moved Viewers to Partisan Tears. Cognition & Emotion.  ISSN 0269-9931. . doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1441128 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Schubert, Thomas; Seibt, Beate; Blomster, Johanna Katarina; Arriaga, Patrícia; Basabe, Nekane; Blaut, Agata; Caballero, A.; Carrera, Pilar; Dalgar, Ilker; Ding, Yi; Dumont, K; Gaulhofer, Valerie; Gračanin, Asmir; Gyenis, Réka; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Kardum, Igor; Lazarević, Ljiljana; Mathew, Leemamol; Mentser, Sari; Nussinson, Ravit; Onuki, Mayuko; Páez, Darío; Pásztor, Anna; Peng, Kaiping; Petrović, Boban; Pizarro, José J.; Schönefeld, Victoria; Śmieja, Magdalena; Tokaji, Akihiko; Vingerhoets, Ad; Vorster, Anja; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Zhu, Lei & Fiske, Alan Page (2018). Kama Muta: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Experience Often Labelled Being Moved Across 19 Nations and 15 Languages. Emotion.  ISSN 1528-3542. . doi:
  • Fiske, Alan Page; Schubert, Thomas & Seibt, Beate (2017). “Kama muta” or ‘being moved by love’: A bootstrapping approach to the ontology and epistemology of an emotion, In Julia L. Cassaniti & Usha Menon (ed.),  Universalism without uniformity: Explorations in mind and culture.  University of Chicago Press.  ISBN 022650168X.  5.  s 79 - 100
  • Fiske, Alan Page; Seibt, Beate & Schubert, Thomas (2017). The Sudden Devotion Emotion: Kama Muta and the Cultural Practices Whose Function Is to Evoke It. Emotion Review.  ISSN 1754-0739. . doi: 10.1177/1754073917723167
  • Schubert, Thomas; Seibt, Beate; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Blomster, Johanna Katarina & Fiske, Alan Page (2017). Being moved is a positive emotion, and emotions should not be equated with their vernacular labels.. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  ISSN 0140-525X.  40(e374), s 39 . doi:
  • 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.
  • Seibt, Beate; Schubert, Thomas; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Zhu, Lei; Arriaga, Patrícia; Simão, Cláudia; Nussinson, Ravit & Fiske, Alan Page (2017). Kama Muta: Similar emotional responses to touching videos across the US, Norway, China, Israel, and Portugal. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.  ISSN 0022-0221.  49(3), s 418- 435 . doi: 10.1177/0022022117746240
  • 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.
  • Żemojtel-Piotrowska, Magdalena A.; Piotrowski, Jarosław P.; Cieciuch, Jan; Calogero, Rachel M.; Van Hiel, Alain; Argentero, Piergiorgio; Baltatescu, Sergiu; Baran, Tomasz; Bardhwaj, Gopa; Bukowski, Marcin; Chargazia, Melania; Clinton, Amanda; Halik, Murnizam H.J.; Ilisko, Dzintra; Khachatryan, Narine; Klicperova-Baker, Martina; Kostal, Jaroslav; Kovacs, Monika; Letovancova, Eva; Liik, Kadi; Marganski, Alison; Nord, Iwo; Michalowski, Jaroslaw; Paspalanova, Elena; Perez de Leon, Pablo; Techera, José; Rojas, Mariano; Rozycka, Joanna; Sawicka, Aleksandra; Seibt, Beate; Semkiv, Iryna; Tiliouine, Habib; Khanh Truong, Ha; van den Bos, Kees & Wills-Herrera, Eduardo (2017). Measurement of psychological entitlement in 28 countries. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.  ISSN 1015-5759.  33(3), s 207- 217 . doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000286
  • Gaspar, Rui; Luis, Silvia; Seibt, Beate; Lima, Maria Luisa; Marcu, Afrodita; Rutsaert, Pieter; Fletcher, Dave; Verbeke, Wim & Barnett, Julie (2016). Consumers' avoidance of information on red meat risks: Information exposure effects on attitudes and perceived knowledge. Journal of Risk Research.  ISSN 1366-9877.  19(4), s 533- 549 . doi: 10.1080/13669877.2014.1003318
  • Gaspar, Rui; Pedro, Claudia; Panagiotopoulos, Panos & Seibt, Beate (2016). Beyond positive or negative: Qualitative sentiment analysis of social media reactions to unexpected stressful events. Computers in Human Behavior.  ISSN 0747-5632.  56, s 179- 191 . doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.040
  • 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
  • Gaspar, Rui; Barnett, Julie & Seibt, Beate (2015). Crisis as seen by the individual: the Norm Deviation Approach. Psyecology.  ISSN 2171-1976.  6(1), s 103- 135 . doi: 10.1080/21711976.2014.1002205
  • Marcu, Aphrodite; Gaspar, Rui; Rutsaert, Pieter; Seibt, Beate; Fletcher, Dave; Verbeke, Wim & Barnett, Julie (2015). Analogies, metaphors, and wondering about the future: Lay sense-making around synthetic meat. Public Understanding of Science.  ISSN 0963-6625.  24(5), s 547- 562 . doi: 10.1177/0963662514521106
  • Rutsaert, Pieter; Barnett, Julie; Gaspar, Rui; Marcu, Aphrodite; Pieniak, Zuzanna; Seibt, Beate; Lima, Maria Luisa; Fletcher, Dave & Verbeke, Wim (2015). Beyond information seeking: Consumers’ online deliberation about the risks and benefits of red meat. Food Quality and Preference.  ISSN 0950-3293.  39(1), s 191- 201 . doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2014.07.011
  • Seibt, Beate; Mühlberger, Andreas; Likowski, Katja & Weyers, Peter (2015). Facial mimicry in its social setting. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  6 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01122
  • Seibt, Beate; Waldzus, Sven; Schubert, Thomas & Brito, Rodrigo (2015). Conservatism is not the missing viewpoint for true diversity. Commentary on Duarte et al.. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  ISSN 0140-525X.  38:e157, s 38- 39 . doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001290 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Simão, Cláudia & Seibt, Beate (2015). Friendly touch increases gratitude by inducing communal feelings. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  6 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00815 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Verbeke, Wim; Marcu, Aphrodite; Rutsaert, Pieter; Gaspar, Rui; Seibt, Beate; Fletcher, Dave & Barnett, Julie (2015). 'Would you eat cultured meat?': Consumers' reactions and attitude formation in Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Meat Science.  ISSN 0309-1740.  102, s 49- 58 . doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.11.013
  • Gaspar, Rui; Gorjão, Sara; Seibt, Beate; Lima, Luisa; Barnett, Julie; Moss, Adrian & Wills, Josephine (2014). Tweeting during food crises: A psychosocial analysis of threat coping expressions in Spain, during the 2011 EHEC outbreak in Europe. International journal of human-computer studies.  ISSN 1071-5819.  72, s 239- 254
  • Simão, Cláudia & Seibt, Beate (2014). Gratitude Depends on the Relational Model of Communal Sharing. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  9(1) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086158 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Seibt, Beate; Weyers, Peter; Likowski, Katja; Pauli, Paul; Mühlberger, Andreas & Hess, Ursula (2013). Subliminal Interdependence Priming Modulates Congruent and Incongruent Facial Reactions to Emotional Display. Social Cognition.  ISSN 0278-016X.  31, s 613- 631 . doi: 10.1521/soco.2013.31.5.613

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  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Alluri, Vinoo & Seibt, Beate (2018). Moved by music: Investigating continuous ratings and contributing musical features. Show summary

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