Motivational orientation: manipulation through films of affective expression

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dc.contributor Gable, Philip A.
dc.contributor Buhr, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.advisor Tullett, Alexa M. Grant, Brett 2017-03-02T19:55:10Z 2017-03-02T19:55:10Z 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002524
dc.identifier.other Grant_alatus_0004M_12953
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In two studies we examined whether people can “catch” the motivations and emotions expressed by another person. In the Study 1, participants viewed three videos of an individual demonstrating fear, excitement, and neutral reactions while electromyography (EMG) was recorded. After each video, they completed a manikin task where they approached or avoided positive or negative pictures. Participants showed less corrugator activity—associated with negative emotional stimuli and negative mood state—after viewing the excitement video condition. Participants were faster to approach positive pictures after the excitement video than after the fear video. In contrast, participants were faster to approach negative pictures after the fear video than after the excitement video. In study two, participants watched the same videos and then rated their response to the positive and negative pictures used in Study 1. Here, we found that the videos consistently affected the participants to respond complimentary to the pictures.
dc.format.extent 38 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
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dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Physiological psychology
dc.subject.other Social psychology
dc.subject.other Behavioral psychology
dc.title Motivational orientation: manipulation through films of affective expression
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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