Chapter 6: Measuring and Manipulating Emotions

Chapter 6 Introduction

This section focuses on the ways that researchers measure emotions and elicit emotions in the laboratory.  The first half of the chapter will focus on ways that researchers measure participants’ emotional experiences, such as through self-report surveys or facial expression coding.  The second half of the chapter will discuss the methods researchers use to manipulate emotions, such as by using scenarios or photos.  As we discuss each method, identify the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The third section of this chapter focuses on the importance of emotion coherence when manipulating and measuring emotions.

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