Mobile assessment of momentary emotions in daily life
Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to assessing momentary emotions in everyday life using the experience sampling method/ecological momentary assessment (ESM/EMA). The workshop will focus on selecting/developing survey items to assess emotion in daily life. We will also briefly cover other design issues, including ESM/EMA sampling frequency, study duration, questionnaire length, online participant recruitment and on-boarding, participant incentives, software options. Finally, we will discuss some common challenges and pitfalls of using ESM/EMA to study emotion in daily life.
Computational techniques to synthesize emotional stimuli
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Description: While computational analysis methods have become a commodity in emotion research, experiments that attempt, not only to describe, but to computationally manipulate expressive cues in emotional stimuli have remained relatively rare. In this method event, we will present the methodological advantages of using stimulus manipulation techniques for the experimental study of emotions. Specifically, we will argue that stimulus manipulation techniques can allow researchers to make causal inferences between stimulus features and participant’s behavioral, physiological and neural responses. To illustrate our point, we will present recent studies that use manipulation algorithms to control emotions in faces and voices both in classic “ stimulus-response” paradigms and during real-time social interactions.