Alan Fiske

Alan Fiske is a psychological anthropologist and distinguished professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest book is Kama Muta: Discovering the Connecting Emotion (2019).

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That Warm, Fuzzy Feeling Has a Name: Kama Muta

Being moved, touched, team pride, patriotism, being touched by the Spirit, burning in the bosom, the feels, or even nostalgia. Many names for what Alan Fiske and his colleagues have determined is one emotion. So theycoined a scientific term for it, ‘kama muta.’

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