Positive and Negative Emotions Related to a Circumplex Value Structure
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It has been suggested that some values are contrastive with opposites which also can be seen as values. These values form a circumplex structure. Other values are non-contrastive lacking opposite values. The hypothesis is tested that contrastive values activate both specific negative and positive emotions with a strength consistent with the proposed circumplex value structure. This hypothesis was confirmed in Study 1 by ratings of how values relate to different emotions obtained from 120 undergraduates. Ratings of emotions elicited by the values were obtained and submitted to multidimensional scaling yielding a circumplex structure similar to the structure of contrastive values. The results of Study 2 with 79 undergraduates as participants confirmed that non-contrastive values lead to more positive and less negative emotions than contrastive values. The emotions connected to the contrastive values differed in strength depending on the salience of the values.
values emotions circumplex
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-135662OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-135662DiVA: diva2:1047571
ProjectsHur människor förklarar handlande: Logik, perspektiv och pragmatik
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2006-7215-40797-22