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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Semantic Similarity and Difference in the Estimate of Verbal Designations of Basic Emotions by Young School Children and Adults 106


Khoze E.G.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Basul I.A.
Junior Researcher. Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow, Russia

Lupenko E.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Yuryeva M.V.
Laboratory Assistant, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Marinova M.M.
Assistant Director of the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Academic Services Specialist, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The study is devoted to the experimental study of semantic similarities and differences in the assessments of verbal designations of basic emotions in adult and child samples — the focus is on the regularities of assessing basic emotions by children and adults using the semantic differential in terms of affective polar concepts. A comparative analysis of assessments of verbal designations of basic emotions by children and adults was carried out, which showed their coincidence in 72% of cases. The differences between adults and children are that adults rate them more pronounced (with the exception of “surprise”). The semantic differential developed taking into account age characteristics can be used to verify emoji expressions of basic emotions.

Keywords: verbal affective vocabulary of a child, primary school age, assessment of verbal designations of basic emotions, semantic differential, differential diagnosis of basic emotions.

Column: Psycholinguistics


Funding. The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant No. 19-013- 00958, “Dynamics of Induced Emotional States in Primary and Secondary School Children”.

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