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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Videos for eliciting emotions in the laboratory settings: normative data and cross-cultural analysis 804


Pankratova A.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Lyusin D.V.
PhD in Education, senior researcher, laboratory of psychology and psychophysiology of creativity, The Institute of Psychology, the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

This paper presents results of piloting nine videos eliciting happiness, sadness, and neutral state in Russian and Azerbaijani samples (N = 100, 68 Russians, 32 Azerbaijanis, mean age 20 years, 68 % females and 32 % males) for the use in laboratory experiments, three videos for each emotion. Six videos — two for each emotion — were selected that induced effectively the target emotions in both cultures. Happy videos induced more intense happiness in Azerbaijani participants. No gender differences were found for Azerbaijan, whereas one of sad videos induced more intense sadness in Russian women compared to men. The selected set of videos can be used in the studies with emotion induction in the laboratory settings including cross-cultural studies in Russian and Azerbaijan.

Keywords: emotion induction, videos, happiness, sadness, Russia, Azerbaijan

Column: Psychology of Emotions


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