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Faceted Feelings: An Examination of the Underlying Structure of Subjective Emotional Experience


What does it mean to feel an emotion? The nature of emotional

experience has often been described in terms overall conscious experience, termed affect. However, even within affective research there are multiple contradicting theories about the nature and structure of affect. I propose that these contradictions are due to methodological issues in the empirical research examining these underlying dimensions. Furthermore, I propose that subjective emotional experience should be examined separately from overall affect. The current study attempts to address past methodological issues by focusing solely on emotional experiences, developing a comprehensive list of emotion items, and including a broad range of emotional experiences. In S... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Osborne, Elizabeth Ann (Author) / Shiota, Michelle N (Advisor) / Glenberg, Arthur (Committee member) / Neuberg, Steven (Committee member) / Becker, David V. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Affect / Emotion / Emotional Experience / Feelings
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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