Chapter 6: Measuring and Manipulating Emotions

Summary of Measuring and Manipulating Emotions

This chapter viewed two common ways researchers measure emotions – through self-report and facial expression changes. The next chapter will focus on more physiological and brain-related changes. This chapter discussed the difference between measuring emotions in a correlational design versus manipulating the experiences of an emotion to assess how this emotion changes other components. Finally, the third part of the chapter explained emotion coherence. Remember, when researchers manipulate emotions and can show the emotion components are coherent – this provides further validation that they truly elicited the correct emotion. But, as Irene Mauss discusses in the video below, obtaining emotion coherence can be quite difficult!

 

Yale Expert Interview

Start at: 2:21; Stop at: 11:40

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