Age effects to negative arousal differ for self-report and electrodermal activity.

@article{Gavazzeni2008AgeET,
  title={Age effects to negative arousal differ for self-report and electrodermal activity.},
  author={Joachim Gavazzeni and Stefan Wiens and H{\aa}kan Fischer},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={148-51}
}
Affective processing and emotional experience may change with age. Because findings of age differences in affective experiences are mixed even in studies using standardized stimuli, this study assessed age differences along gradual increases in negative arousal. Younger (20-30 years) and older (70-80 years) healthy adults (n=78) viewed 110 neutral to negative pictures (IAPS) while intensity ratings and electrodermal activity were recorded. Results showed that age had opposite effects on… CONTINUE READING

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