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Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Print version ISSN 2237-6089On-line version ISSN 2238-0019

Abstract

KRISTENSEN, Christian Haag; GOMES, Carlos Falcão de Azevedo; JUSTO, Alice Reuwsaat  and  VIEIRA, Karin. Brazilian norms for the Affective Norms for English Words. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.3, pp.135-146. ISSN 2237-6089.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2237-60892011000300003.

INTRODUCTION: The present study translated and adapted the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW) to Brazilian Portuguese (ANEW-Br) and collected emotionality measures for a set of 1,046 words in Brazilian Portuguese. METHOD: A sample of 755 male and female undergraduate students used the valence and arousal scales of the Self-Assessment Manikin to judge the emotionality of 1,046 words in Brazilian Portuguese. RESULTS: Valence values ranged from 1.16 to 8.80, while arousal values ranged from 2.22 to 7.67. Further analyses indicated that both valence and arousal measures were reliable and suggested that the method used was appropriate for the collection of emotionality measures. CONCLUSION: The availability of Brazilian norms for the ANEW represents a methodological advancement for Brazilian investigators in the development of future studies about the effects of emotion on human cognition.

Keywords : Emotions; arousal; cognition.

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