The Measurement of Emotions

The Measurement of Emotions

1st Edition - October 28, 1989

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  • Editors: Robert Plutchik, Henry Kellerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483269528

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: October 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483269528

About the Editors

Robert Plutchik

Henry Kellerman

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