Experimental Psychology Society Research Grant

By | January 1, 2018

Rebecca was pleased to be awarded a research grant from the Experimental Psychology Society in January, which will be used to create stimuli to assess recognition of others’ non-emotional internal bodily states (e.g. hunger, breathlessness, nausea, temperature etc.). There are already many sets of photo, video, and voice recording stimuli that assess our ability to recognise other people’s emotions (e.g. whether they are happy, sad, angry, scared etc.) but there are not currently any stimuli that show people feeling non-emotional bodily states. This funding will be used to create photo, video, and vocal demonstrations of actors portraying a range of non-emotional internal bodily states. Research shows that our ability to understand our own emotions is related to our ability to understand and recognise other people’s emotions. The new stimuli that will be created during this study will help us to find out whether our ability to understand our own non-emotional internal bodily states is related to our ability to recognise other people’s non-emotional internal bodily states.

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