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MICHELINI, Yanina; ACUNA, Ignacio; GUZMAN, Juan Ignacio  and  GODOY, Juan Carlos. LATEMO-E: a film database to elicit discrete emotions and evaluate emotional dimensions in Latin-Americans. Temas psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.2, pp. 473-490. ISSN 1413-389X.

INTRODUCTION: Film clips are the most used stimuli to induce different emotional states. OBJECTIVE: Identify, select, and evaluate a set of film clips according to dimensionality and discreteness of emotions. Film experts suggested 437 fragments, but only 70 met the criteria to be included in the LATEMO-E film-clip database. Study 1: The 70 film clips were tested for their ability to induce disgust, anger, fear, sadness, amusement, tenderness, and neutral (n = 147 participants; mean age = 20.64 years, SD ±2.21 years). RESULTS: A total of 28 film clips presented adequate scores on intensity and discreteness. Study 2: A total of 28 selected film clips were assessed again in a new sample of 106 participants (mean age = 20.96 years, SD ±2.45 years). RESULTS: Anger and amusement film clips were the most extreme in the valence and activation dimensions. Anger and fear film clips were the most extreme categories in the intensity, certainty, and control dimensions. CONCLUSIONS: These stimuli were useful for inducing emotional states that can be judged from both the dimensional perspective of emotions and the basic emotions perspective. Evoked emotions could be differentiated according to cognitive patterns of evaluation that guide behavior in response to emotional stimulation.

Keywords : Film database; emotion elicitation; discrete emotions.

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