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Emotion Lecture 3 2010 Measurement

Emotion Lecture 3 2010 Measurement - Studying Emotion...

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Studying Emotion: Measurement and Manipulation Psychology of Emotion Lecture 3 Professor David Pizarro 1 Monday, February 1, 2010
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Getting our hands dirty... Studying emotions requires some quantitative measure of emotion. Quasi-experiments are often necessary due to practical constraints, so emotion is measured. Controlled experiments seek to manipulate emotions in the lab. Multi-method approach is ideal (but often not- practical.) Often related to theoretical approach of experimenter 2 Monday, February 1, 2010
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I. Measuring Emotion 3 Monday, February 1, 2010
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How do we measure emotions? 1. Physiology = ANS arousal 2. Brain a. Activation b. Lesion 3. Facial Expression = observation/FACS coding 4. Phenomenology = self-report ratings 4 Monday, February 1, 2010
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1. Autonomic Nervous System Activation (“Fight/Flight Response”) Rapid and forceful contractions of the heart Rapid and deep breathing Increased blood pressure Sweating 5 Monday, February 1, 2010
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Physiological Measures of Arousal Heart rate (interbeat interval) Finger and ear pulse transmission time (time it takes blood to go from heart to finger/ear = how hard the heart is beating) Respiration rate/breath intake Blood pressure Skin conductance level (GSR) General somatic activity (electromechanical transducer under chair detects motion) 6 Monday, February 1, 2010
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