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Emotional experiences in everyday life: A survey approach

Tannenbaum, Percy H.
Published in Motivation and Emotion. 1986, vol. 10, no. 4, p. 295-314
Abstract As part of a telephone survey, respondents were asked to report the most recent situation that evoked strong emotional feelings in them and to describe the pattern of their reactions. The majority of the situations reported had evoked negative emotions. Most of the emotion-antecedent events are connected to relationships with family and friends or to work-related situations. Only happiness and anger are reported as relatively pure feeling states; most others are emotion blends, with anger/sadness and sadness/fear occurring most frequently. Facial expression changes as well as heart and muscle symptoms are reported as the most frequent reactions across all emotions, whereas other nonverbal and physiological reactions are more specific for particular emotions. By the use of factor analysis, response patterns across various components of emotional state, including affect control, are explored.
Keywords EmotionalEveryday lifeSurvey approach
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Research group Affective sciences
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SCHERER, Klaus R., TANNENBAUM, Percy H. Emotional experiences in everyday life: A survey approach. In: Motivation and Emotion, 1986, vol. 10, n° 4, p. 295-314. doi: 10.1007/BF00992106 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:101898

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