Characterization of the Affective Norms for English Words by discrete emotional categories

  title={Characterization of the Affective Norms for English Words by discrete emotional categories},
  author={Ryan A. Stevenson and Joseph A. Mikels and Thomas W. James},
  journal={Behavior Research Methods},
The Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW) are a commonly used set of 1,034 words characterized on the affective dimensions of valence, arousal, and dominance. Traditionally, studies of affect have used stimuli characterized along either affective dimensions or discrete emotional categories, but much current research draws on both of these perspectives. As such, stimuli that have been thoroughly characterized according to both of these approaches are exceptionally useful. In an effort to… 

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