A comparison of dimensional models of emotion: evidence from emotions, prototypical events, autobiographical memories, and words.
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The intensity and valence of 30 emotion terms, 30 events typical of those emotions, and 30 autobiographical memories cued by those emotions were each rated by different groups of 40 undergraduates. A vector model gave a consistently better account of the data than a circumplex model, both overall and in the absence of high-intensity, neutral valence stimuli. The Positive Activation - Negative Activation (PANA) model could be tested at high levels of activation, where it is identical to the vector model. The results replicated when ratings of arousal were used instead of ratings of intensity for the events and autobiographical memories. A reanalysis of word norms gave further support for the vector and PANA models by demonstrating that neutral valence, high-arousal ratings resulted from the averaging of individual positive and negative valence ratings. Thus, compared to a circumplex model, vector and PANA models provided overall better fits.
SubjectAnalysis of Variance
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1080/09658210903130764
Publication InfoRubin, David C; & Talarico, JM (2009). A comparison of dimensional models of emotion: evidence from emotions, prototypical events, autobiographical memories, and words. Memory, 17(8). pp. 802-808. 10.1080/09658210903130764. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/10076.
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Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
For .pdfs of all publications click here My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory