Laboratory methods for provoking emotions

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Chapter 1 endnote 25, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:

Quite a few studies employ horror movies, tearful chick flicks, and other evocative material to bring on particular emotions, while scientists measure subjects’ heart rate, respiration, and other bodily functions.

For a good discussion of the various ways in which emotions are created during experiments, see the Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment[1] and Lench et al. (2011).[2]


Notes on the Notes

  1. Coan, James A., and John JB Allen, eds. 2007. Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. Lench, Heather C., Sarah A. Flores, and Shane W. Bench. 2011. "Discrete emotions predict changes in cognition, judgment, experience, behavior, and physiology: A meta-analysis of experimental emotion elicitations." Psychological Bulletin 137 (5): 834-855.