Title

Perceived Imagery Ability and Emotional Judgments of Text-driven Scripts

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Clinical Psychology Master's Student

2nd Student Major

Psychology

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Faculty/Staff

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

David Herring, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Imagery is a commonly employed technique used in a variety of settings including therapy. Normative stimulus sets of emotionally evocative stimuli has been mostly limited to the use of pictures. Few normed, emotional text-driven scripts exists, and what does is often limited in scope regarding emotional content. This study aims to develop a more diverse set of text-driven emotional stimuli that both cover a wider variety of emotional content, and also have normed values regarding pleasantness (i.e., pleasant or unpleasant a stimulus is perceived), as well as emotional arousal (i.e., how exciting or arousing a stimulus is perceived). Further, we will also explore how the arousal and pleasantness of these stimuli relate with an individual’s self-reported perception of their own imagery, as well as observe if this self-reported assessment of imagery ability predicts increased vividness of imagined scenarios. Developing a normed set of imagery stimuli that covers a wide range of scenarios would add a valuable resource for future studies and work that utilize various forms of imagined events or imagery.

Keywords: Imagery, Scripts, Hedonic Valence, Arousal, Vividness

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Perceived Imagery Ability and Emotional Judgments of Text-driven Scripts

Imagery is a commonly employed technique used in a variety of settings including therapy. Normative stimulus sets of emotionally evocative stimuli has been mostly limited to the use of pictures. Few normed, emotional text-driven scripts exists, and what does is often limited in scope regarding emotional content. This study aims to develop a more diverse set of text-driven emotional stimuli that both cover a wider variety of emotional content, and also have normed values regarding pleasantness (i.e., pleasant or unpleasant a stimulus is perceived), as well as emotional arousal (i.e., how exciting or arousing a stimulus is perceived). Further, we will also explore how the arousal and pleasantness of these stimuli relate with an individual’s self-reported perception of their own imagery, as well as observe if this self-reported assessment of imagery ability predicts increased vividness of imagined scenarios. Developing a normed set of imagery stimuli that covers a wide range of scenarios would add a valuable resource for future studies and work that utilize various forms of imagined events or imagery.

Keywords: Imagery, Scripts, Hedonic Valence, Arousal, Vividness