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Mokhlesin, Maryam and Ahmadizadeh, Zahra and KarimiJavan, Gelavij and Mir Mohammadkhani, Majid and Sadollahi, Ali (2015) Correlation between affective words dimensions and lexico-semantic features in Persian-speaking students. Koomesh. pp. 320-328.

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    Introduction: Emotion has an important role in brain`s cognitive function and information processing such as visual words` recognition rate. Emotion is considered to have two different dimensions: Valence and Arousal. Only a few studies have considered both of these aspects and it is not yet clear if they are either separated aspects or have correlation with each other. On the other hand, word`s recognition speed is influenced by some lexico-semantic features too. Finding correlation between affective dimensions and lexico-semantic features is important in studying the distinctiveness of affective dimensions. Materials and Methods: 100 university students scored to 300 words in the questionnaire related to affective dimensions and lexico-semantic features, based on Likert rating scale. Then data correlation was studied by linear and quadratic regression tests. Results: There was a strong positive correlation between valence and arousal as valence was increased by arousal increments. Negative words were significantly more arousal than the positive ones. There was a moderate positive correlation between the valence and the familiarity of the words. Also, there was an equal week correlation between the imaginability and valence and the imaginability and arousal, which means words with higher arousal or valence, are more imaginable. Conclusion: In spite of significant correlation between the arousal and valence, they are distinct variables; since the sense of arousal was different for positive and negative words, while, each emotional dimension correlated with different lexico-semantic feature. This independency should be considered in future studies. The Persian affective words` list, which was used in this study and rated for both lexicosemantic and emotional dimensions, could also be used as a primary tool in future studies. Keywords: Emotions, Arousal, word processing

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2016 09:13
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2016 09:13

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