2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.015
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A Cognitive Study of Happiness Metaphors in Persian and English

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“…In addition, the results of this study support the learned connection theory of colour. Orange has a positive meaning and represents warmth, pleasure and satisfaction (Safarnejad et al, 2014). Colour-related emotions are highly dependent on personal preference and one's past experience with that particular colour (Kaya & Epps, 2004).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In addition, the results of this study support the learned connection theory of colour. Orange has a positive meaning and represents warmth, pleasure and satisfaction (Safarnejad et al, 2014). Colour-related emotions are highly dependent on personal preference and one's past experience with that particular colour (Kaya & Epps, 2004).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…There are two potential accounts for why blue and gray backgrounds did not affect facial expression judgments. First, according to the conceptual metaphor theory, "happiness is light" (Safarnejad et al, 2014;Yu, 1995), whereas "sadness is dark" (Forceville and Renckens, 2013). The lightness-happiness association is observable in phrases such as "feeling bright" and "bright future" in English and Japanese (i.e., the future is expected to be happy and successful).…”
Section: Yellow-happiness But Not Blue/gray-sadness Association Affects Emotional Judgmentmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…There are two potential accounts for why blue and gray backgrounds did not affect facial expression judgments. First, according to the conceptual metaphor theory, "happiness is light" (Safarnejad et al, 2014;Yu, 1995), whereas "sadness is dark" (Forceville & Renckens, 2013). The lightness-happiness association is observable in phrases such as "feeling bright" and "bright future" in English and Japanese (i.e., the future is expected to be happy and successful).…”
Section: Yellow-happiness But Not Blue/gray-sadness Association Affects Emotional Judgmentmentioning
confidence: 99%