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dc.contributor.authorChristie, Israel C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:20Z
dc.date.issued2002-05-02en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05172002-160205en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32903
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated autonomic nervous system (ANS) patterning during experimentally manipulated emotion. Film clips previously shown to induce amusement, anger, contentment, disgust, fear, and sadness, in addition to a neutral control, were presented to 34 college-aged subjects while electrodermal activity, blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) were recorded as was self-reported affect. Mean and mean successive difference of inter-beat interval were derived from the ECG. Pattern classification analysis revealed emotion-specific patterning for all emotion conditions except disgust. Discriminant function analysis was used to describe the location of discrete emotions within a dimensional affective state space, for both self-report and ANS activity. Findings suggest traditional dimensional emotion models accurately describe the state space for self-reported emotion, but may require modification in order to accurately describe the state space for ANS activity during discrete emotions. Proposed modifications are consistent with the adoption of a discrete-dimensional hybrid model as well as current trends in emotion theory.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectEmotionen_US
dc.subjectAutonomic Specificityen_US
dc.subjectMultivariate Pattern Classificationen_US
dc.titleMultivariate Discrimination of Emotion-Specific Autonomic Nervous System Activityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFriedman, Bruce H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCrawford, Helen J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFranchina, Joseph J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05172002-160205/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-05-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-06-13
dc.date.adate2002-06-13en_US


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