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ERIC Number: ED104175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 7
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The Meaning of Emotion Terms.
Rubin, Sharon A.; von Raffler Engel, Walburga
This study examines the male and female connotations associated with four emotion terms (happy, angry, excited, and safe) as determined by a feature listing and hierarchy ranking of these features. The feature listing consisted of the Ss' short list of items that "made them feel like" the particular emotion. The hierarchy refers to the Ss' ranking of the descriptive items according to their importance. The Ss consisted of 36 males and 36 females from a Vanderbilt University Introductory Psychology class. A comparison of the feature listing and the hierarchy ranking revealed that many male-female differences found in the feature listing were eliminated or diminished in the hierarchy analysis. It was concluded that a hierarchial analysis is an important step in determining the meaning of emotion terms. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document