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Emotion elicitation using films
Abstract Researchers interested in emotion have long struggled with the problem of how to elicit emotional responses in the laboratory. In this article, we summarise five years of work to develop aExpand
Emotional suppression: physiology, self-report, and expressive behavior.
Emotional suppression reduced expressive behavior and produced a mixed physiological state characterized by decreased somatic activity and decreased heart rate, along with increased blinking and indications of increased sympathetic nervous system activity. Expand
Hiding feelings: the acute effects of inhibiting negative and positive emotion.
Physiologically, suppression had no effect in the neutral film, but clear effects in both negative and positive emotional films, including increased sympathetic activation of the cardiovascular system. Expand
Positive Emotions Speed Recovery from the Cardiovascular Sequelae of Negative Emotions.
Two studies tested the hypothesis that certain positive emotions speed recovery from the cardiovascular sequelae of negative emotions and found that those who viewed the positive films exhibited more rapid returns to pre-film levels of cardiovascular activation. Expand
Marital interaction: physiological linkage and affective exchange.
The authors hypothesized that distressed couples' interactions would show greater physiological interrelatedness or "linkage," more negative affect, and more reciprocity of negative affect and these differences would be more pronounced when the interaction was high in conflict as opposed to low in conflict. Expand
Autonomic nervous system activity distinguishes among emotions.
Emotion-specific activity in the autonomic nervous system was generated by constructing facial prototypes of emotion muscle by muscle and by reliving past emotional experiences, and distinguished not only between positive and negative emotions, but also among negative emotions. Expand
Effects of aging on experimentally instructed detached reappraisal, positive reappraisal, and emotional behavior suppression.
Assessment of young, middle-aged, and older adults' ability to implement 3 emotion regulation strategies in a laboratory setting, using standardized emotional stimuli and a multimethod approach to assessing regulation success revealed age-related decline in ability to implementation detached reappraisal, enhancement of able to implement positive reappraisance, and maintenance of ability to implements behavior suppression. Expand
Autonomic Nervous System Differences among Emotions
Following decades of controversy and uncertainty, there is now sufficient empirical basis for asserting the existence of a limited set of autonomic differences among emotions. Findings of autonomicExpand
The tie that binds? Coherence among emotion experience, behavior, and physiology.
Findings provide new evidence about response system coherence in emotions by examining the within-individual associations among experiential, facial behavioral, and peripheral physiological responses during emotional responding and whether emotion intensity moderates these associations. Expand
Voluntary facial action generates emotion-specific autonomic nervous system activity.
Results indicated that voluntary facial activity produced significant levels of subjective experience of the associated emotion, and that autonomic distinctions among emotions were found both between negative and positive emotions and among negative emotions. Expand