Detecting transient emotional responses with improved self-report measures and instructions.

  title={Detecting transient emotional responses with improved self-report measures and instructions.},
  author={Cindy Harmon-Jones and B. Bastian and E. Harmon-Jones},
  volume={16 7},
  • Cindy Harmon-Jones, B. Bastian, E. Harmon-Jones
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Emotion
  • Psychological research often yields null results on self-reported emotion as measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS; Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988), even when using manipulations that might intuitively be expected to be emotionally impactful. Three studies reported here support the hypothesis that changes in self-reported negative emotion may be detected more sensitively when discrete emotions are measured rather than by either PANAS NA or a measure created by combining… CONTINUE READING
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