Bonding Pictures: Affective Ratings Are Specifically Associated to Loneliness But Not to Empathy

  title={Bonding Pictures: Affective Ratings Are Specifically Associated to Loneliness But Not to Empathy},
  author={Heraldo D. Silva and Rafaela R. Campagnoli and Bruna Eug{\^e}nia Ferreira Mota and C{\'a}ssia Regina Vieira Ara{\'u}jo and Roberta S{\^o}nia Rodrigues {\'A}lvares and Izabela Mocaiber and Vanessa Rocha-Rego and Eliane Volchan and Gabriela Guerra Leal Souza},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
Responding to pro-social cues plays an important adaptive role in humans. Our aims were (i) to create a catalog of bonding and matched-control pictures to compare the emotional reports of valence and arousal with the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) pictures; (ii) to verify sex influence on the valence and arousal of bonding and matched-control pictures; (iii) to investigate if empathy and loneliness traits exert a specific influence on emotional reports for the bonding pictures… 

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