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Dictionaries of Affective Meanings

The following data sets are used in Interact and may be downloaded from the program for research, conditional on accepting the terms of use.


bullet U.S.A.: Indiana, 2003. Ratings of 500 Identities, 500 Behaviors, 300 Modifiers, and 200 Settings were collected at Indiana University, via the Internet using the Surveyor applet.  The 1027 respondents lived in the U.S.A. at age 16, and were about equally male and female. Details on stimuli and instrumentation. Details on sample of respondents.
Cite as:
Francis, Clare, and David R. Heise. Mean Affective Ratings of 1,500 Concepts by Indiana University Undergraduates in 2002-3 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet U.S.A.: Texas, 1998. Ratings of 443 Identities, 278 Behaviors, 65 Modifiers, and 1 Setting were collected at Texas Tech University with the Attitude program. The 482 respondents were nearly equally male and female.
Cite as:
Schneider, Andreas. Mean Affective Ratings of 787 Concepts by Texas Tech University Undergraduates in 1998 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet U.S.A.: North Carolina, 1978. Ratings of 721 Identities, 600 Behaviors, 440 Modifiers, and 345 Settings were obtained with paper questionnaires from 1,225 North Carolina undergraduates. (Ratings for some emotion words in this data set were obtained by Heise from Indiana University undergraduates in 1985.) Number of male or female raters generally is about 25 for each word. Funded by National Institute of Mental Health Grant 1-R01-MH29978-01-SSR.
Cite as:
Smith-Lovin, Lynn, and David R. Heise. Mean Affective Ratings of 2,106 Concepts by University of North Carolina Undergraduates in 1978 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Canada: Ontario, 1980-6. Data on 843 Identities and  593 Behaviors were obtained from 5,534 Guelph, Ontario, undergraduates with paper questionnaires in 1980-3, and 495 Modifiers rated by 1,260 Guelph undergraduates were added in 1985-6. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Cite as:
MacKinnon, Neil J. Mean Affective Ratings of 1,931 Concepts by Guelph University Undergraduates, Ontario, Canada, in 1980-6 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Canada: Ontario, 2001-3. Data on 993 Identities, 601 Behaviors, and 500 Modifiers, and 200 Settings were gathered with the Attitude program from Guelph, Ontario, undergraduates in 2001-2. Data on settings were gathered with the Surveyor program at Guelph in 2003. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Cite as:
MacKinnon, Neil J. Mean Affective Ratings of 2,294 Concepts by Guelph University Undergraduates, Ontario, Canada, in 2001-3 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Japan, 1989-2002. Ratings of 403 Identities and 307 Behaviors, and a few Settings were obtained with the Attitude program from 323 Tohoku University students in 1989. In 1995 and 1996, 120 women students at Kyoritsu Women's, Japan Women's, and Teikyo Universities and 120 men students at Teikyo and Rikkyo Universities rated an additional 300 settings, 300 modifiers (mainly traits), 200 business identities, and 75 behaviors. Yoichi Murase (Rikkyo University) and Nozomu Matsubara (Tokyo University) provided access to students who rated 102 emotions, 70 behaviors and 55 identities in 2002 using Surveyor. Total numbers of entries in Interact lexicon are: 713 Identities, 455 Behaviors, 426 Modifiers, and 300 Settings. Number of male or female raters generally is about 30 for each concept.
Cite as:
Smith, Herman W., Takanori Matsuno, Shuuichirou Ike, and Michio Umino. Mean Affective Ratings of 1,894 Concepts by Japanese Undergraduates, 1989-2002 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Mainland China, 1991. Ratings of 449 Identities, 300 Behaviors, 98 Emotions, 150 Traits, and 149 Settings were obtained with Attitude from about 380 undergraduate students at Fudan University in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, during the Spring Semester, 1999.
Cite as:
Smith, Herman, W. and Yi Cai. Mean Affective Ratings of 1,146 Concepts by Shanghai Undergraduates, 1991 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Germany, 1989. Ratings of 442 Identities, 295 Behaviors, and 67 Modifiers, selected for back-translatability with the 1978 U.S.A. dictionary were obtained with the Attitude program from 520 Mannheim students. Subjects were matched to the American undergraduate population by proportional inclusion of 12 and 13 grade youths at two German Studenten des Grundstudiums and Gymnasiasten, along with subjects from Mannheim University, which attracts students mainly from the Rhein-Neckar region in former West Germany.
Cite as:
Schneider, Andreas. Mean Affective Ratings of 804 Concepts by West German Students  in 1989 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

bullet Germany, 2007. Ratings of 376 Identities, 393 Behaviors,  331 Modifiers,. (Some of the words are classified as 19 settings in Interact.) Ratings were obtained with Surveyor from 1905 subjects (734 male and 1171 female) from all over Germany. The research was advertised as a “study of language and emotion” in an extensive recruitment campaign including mailing lists from different universities, weblogs, newspaper reports and radio interviews. Most of the participants (N = 1029) were between 20 and 29 years of age, but the sample covered all ages, including N = 129 being younger than 20 and N = 92 older than 60 years. The data of 83 persons (4.4 %) were excluded from the analysis, as they had indicated German not being their mother tongue.
Cite as:
Schröder, Tobias. Mean Affective Ratings of 1100 Concepts by  German Adults  in 2007 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2013.

bullet Northern Ireland, 1977. Ratings of 528 Identities and 498 Behaviors were obtained with paper questionnaires from 319 Belfast teenagers in Catholic high schools in 1977. Ratings of modifiers and settings were not obtained in the Belfast study. Up to 18 females and  14 males rated each concept.
Cite as:
Willigan, Dennis, and David R. Heise. Mean Affective Ratings of 1,026 Concepts by Catholic High School Students in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 [Computer file]. Distributed at Affect Control Theory Website, Program Interact <http://www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/interact/JavaInteract.html>, 2006.

 

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Data from U.S.A. 1978 impression formation project. EPA and likelihood ratings for 515 events, expressed as means of ratings after successive intervals scaling, as described in L. Smith-Lovin,  1987, "The affective control of events within settings," Journal of Mathematical Sociology 13:71-101.

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Data from Canada 1987 impression formation project. EPA  ratings for 214 events, expressed as means of ratings after successive intervals scaling, as described in Neil MacKinnon, 1988, "The attribution of traits, status characteristics, and emotions in social interaction (Report for SSHRC Project 410-81-0089)," Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.


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Project Magellan

Magellan is the ongoing research project in Affect Control Theory in which dictionaries of affective meaning are being collected around the world. Surveyor is a Java applet that measures affective meaning in indigenous languages, and that archives respondents' ratings via the Internet.

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Surveyor Documentation.

 

 
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