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Does art expertise facilitate distancing?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2017

Helmut Leder
Faculty of Psychology – Cognitive Sciences Research Platform, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Norbert Schwarz
Dornsife Mind & Society Center, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA


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.

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