Accession Number : AD0636156

Title :   THE EXPERIMENTAL INDUCTION OF MOOD.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Stricker, George

Report Date : 27 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In an attempt to validate partially a multiple-choice variant of the TAT, it became necessary to induce affects consonant with the various dimensions of this test. After a review of the pertinent literature (PB-152 88D), the use of films to arouse mood change was selected as an appropriate technique. The moods in question were aggression and insecurity. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the films, there were administrations of the Adjective Check List (ACL; PB-148 900) before and after the various films were shown. In its present form the ACL consists of 40 adjectives, falling into 12 factorial clusters. Eight adjectives, four each from the aggression and anxiety clusters, were added to this list, and distributed at every fifth position, with categories alternating, throughout the form. This brought the ACL to a total of 48 adjectives. The new adjectives were added in order to increase the sensitivity of these key clusters, and brought the total number of adjectives in each of these clusters to eight. A breakdown of the adjectives into their relevant factorial clusters is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EMOTIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*MOTION PICTURES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), FACTOR ANALYSIS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, SYNTAX

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE