By Jonathan Rottenberg
Explores a question that scientific scientists and practitioners alike mustaddress contain whilst are feelings useful and while are they dysfunctional? fresh advances in affective technological know-how have supplied new toolswith which to deal with those age-old questions. The earlier few many years have witnessed an explosion of analysis on emotion, followed by means of new theories, similar to evolutionary-based analyses of emotion, in addition to tools resembling anatomically established structures for coding facial expressive habit and mind imaging techniques. those advancements have supplied newtools with which to discover the function that feelings play in psychological overall healthiness and disease. This quantity synthesizes theoretical and methodological advancements in affective technological know-how and highlights their strength software to psychopathology. It additionally highlights exemplary paintings that illustrates the significance of shifting easy learn into the clinicalarea and considers the capability payoffs of utilizing affective technology to conceptualize and deal with significant psychological problems.
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Although these correlations are encouraging, it is interesting to note that they tend to be lower than those of standard personality measures. , 2000). Even though affective experiences are less "visible" than most personality traits, the trait visibility effect cannot fully explain the differences in self-other agreement found between neuroticism and trait negative affect. 69 (other-ratings) in the three samples reported in Watson et al. (2000). , 2000; Watson & Vaidya, 2003) and becomes even more intriguing when one considers their content.
Furthermore, deficits in emotional communication have been theorized as integral to the social difficulties and dysfunction at the heart of numerous psychopathologies (Keltner & Kring, 1998). , self-report measures). , anger vs. disgust; compassion vs. love). , fear in anxiety disorders), the measures we detail here will be the most sensitive. Finally, the measures of emotional behavior that we discuss can be exported to other cultures or ethnic groups without significant translation difficulties, thus allowing for cross-cultural and cross-ethnic comparisons.
Affective experiences are highly internal and subjective, and thus researchers anticipated finding relatively poor convergence because of this effect. , 1995; Watson, Hubbard, & Wiese, 2000). Watson and Vaidya (2003) reported PANAS-X data from four samples: 279 friendship dyads, 68 dating couples, 136 dating couples, and 74 married couples. ) Furthermore, there was clear evidence of the acquaintanceship effect, that is, the tendency for individuals who know each other well to generate higher self-other agreement correlations; thus, higher convergent correlations were found in the married couples than in the dating samples, whereas the dating couples tended to produce higher correlations than the friendship dyads.
Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science by Jonathan Rottenberg