Navigating emotion research during a paradigm shift in psychology

Brough, Dianne T. (2015) Navigating emotion research during a paradigm shift in psychology. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Human emotional responses are highly individual. A comprehensive analysis of emotion research in cognitive psychology and physiology, including laboratory-based experiments, showed that understanding human emotions requires a dynamic systems approach incorporating insights from scientific disciplines beyond psychology. Importantly, subjective and automatic evaluations of emotive information are context-sensitive and changeable, confirming the dynamic nature of emotion and role of individual differences. Furthermore, a comparison of different statistical approaches established that statistical estimation, rather than averages, best captures our highly individual emotional responses. Emotion research needs a cross-disciplinary approach.

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ID Code: 81606
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Meuter, Renata & Khawaja, Nigar
Additional Information: Embargo granted until 01 Feb 2017.
Keywords: Emotion, Affective priming, Affective evaluation, Heart rate variability, Dynamic systems
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:36

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