The Measurement of Emotions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125587044, 9781483269528

The Measurement of Emotions

1st Edition

Editors: Robert Plutchik Henry Kellerman
eBook ISBN: 9781483269528
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1989
Page Count: 334
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Description

Emotion: Theory, Research, and Experience, Volume 4: The Measurement of Emotion provides an examination of the key issue of how to measure emotion. The book contains articles that present different approaches to the study of emotional measurement. Contributors focus on such topics as mood measurement; cross-cultural examination of triggers of emotion; possible dimensions that underlie the language of affect; measurement of emotions in lower animals; and measuring emotions and their derivatives. Psychologists, psychiatrists, behavioral psychologists, teachers, and students will find the book a good reference book.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1 Measuring Emotions and Their Derivatives

Abstract

Introduction

Why Measure?

The Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion

Implications for Measurement

The Measurement of Subjective Feelings

The Measurement of Personality Traits

The Life Style Index for the Measurement of Ego Defenses

The AECOM Coping Scale

Conclusions

References

Chapter 2 Models and Methods for Measurement of Mood

Abstract

Introduction

States and Traits: Definitions

Current Measures of Mood

A Circular Conception of Mood States

The Problem of Bipolarity

The Control of Response Sets

Dimensional Analysis

The Circumplex

Conclusions and Queries

References

Chapter 3 Assessing Emotion by Questionnaire

Abstract

The Nature of Emotional Experience

Major Questions in Emotion Research

Potential Settings and Methods for Self-Report Techniques

How to Assess Self-Report

Illustrative Examples of Questionnaire Studies of Emotional Experience

The "Emotional Experience" Questionnaires

Some Representative Results from the Series of Three Studies

Using Telephone Survey Methodology

Conclusions

References

Chapter 4 Measures of Emotion

Abstract

Introduction

Implicit Emotion Taxonomy

Implications

Theorizing about Emotion

Summary

References

Chapter 5 The Dictionary of Affect in Language

Abstract

A General Approach to the Problem of Measurement

The Measurement of Emotional Stimuli and Emotional Responses

Language as a Basis for Emotional Measurement

The Dictionary of Affect in Language

Conclusions

References

Chapter 6 Information Integration Approach to Emotions and Their Measurement

Abstract

Introduction

Information Integration Diagram

Cognitive Issues

Functional Measurement

Measurement Issues

Experimental Paradigms

References

Chapter 7 Projective Measures of Emotion

Abstract

Introduction

A Circular Structure of Emotions, Diagnoses, and Rorschach Categories

The Rorschach Scoring Categories

The Extratensive Profile

The Introversive Profile

The Extratensive and Introversive Emotion-Diagnostic States and Corresponding

Rorschach Measures

Conclusion

References

Chapter 8 Methodology in the Anthropological Study of Emotion

Abstract

Introduction

A Historical Note

Emotion in Anthropological Settings: Orienting Strategies and Some Basic Questions

Emotion in Anthropological Settings: Some Selected Proposals

Cultural Transformations of Emotion

Learning and Development

Basic Questions in the Measurement of Emotion

References

Chapter 9 Vocal Measurement of Emotion

Abstract

The Phylogenetic History of Vocal Emotion Expression

Major Trends in Research

Vocal Measurement

Advocating a Theoretical Approach to Vocal Affect Measurement

The Evidence to Date

Conclusion

References

Chapter 10 Measuring Animal Aggression

Abstract

Introduction

Some Basic Behavior in Rodents

The Concept of Aggression

Models of Aggression Initiation

An Evaluation of the Models of Aggression

The Stimulus Animal

The Measurement of Aggression

A Comparison of the Methods of Measurement

Dominance and Subordination

The Species Used in Aggression Research

Ethical Considerations

Conclusions

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Contents of Previous Volumes

Details

No. of pages:
334
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1989
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483269528

About the Editor

Robert Plutchik

Henry Kellerman