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Research on affect structure using Generalized Linear Latent Variable Models for the treatment of ordinal variables

Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2009 - FPSE 418 - 2009/03/23
Abstract Regarding the persistent debate about the affect structure, the main criticisms concern the methodology. By means of questionnaire including indicators from all around the semantic circumplex, different response formats, an experimental situation that forces the participants to report their instantaneous affects, and state-of-the-art statistical tools with the Generalized Linear Latent Variable Models for the treatment of ordinal variables, these criticisms are adressed and we can conciliate the principal theories of affect structure with the same experimental setting. In particular, using the semantic items all around the circumplex we find three bipolar independent dimensions and using only the PANAS semantic items, we find two unipolar dimensions. A trend firmly established in social sciences, coherent from semantics to sociology allows considering affect dimensions of tension, valence and activation as being already all at once motivation, cognition and behavior. We hypothesize that the on-going monitoring system of affect consists of quantum information processing.
Keywords AffectAffectivityAffect dimensionsAffectiveMotivationCognitionBehaviorQuantum information processing
Note Mention interdisciplinaire psychologie et statistiques
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URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-13422

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