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Filik, Ruth, Bethany Pickering and Dominic Thompson. 2018. Examining the emotional impact of sarcasm using a virtual environment. Metaphor and Symbol 33 (3) : 185–197.
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With the goal of exploring the emotional effect of sarcasm when employed in a more conversational setting, this study employed animated video clips as stimuli. Findings wholly backed the Tinge Hypothesis, displaying that sarcastic criticism was valued as less negative than literal criticism, and sarcastic praises (also called “ironic praise”) were valued as less positive than literal praise, when estimated from both recipient and speaker viewpoint.