„Nie ma radości bez smutku” – porównanie reprezentacji emocji podstawowych
Rocznik: 2011 Tom: 17 Numer: 2
This is the empirical attempt of course beyond two basic approaches to the description of emotional representation: dimensional and categorical which are presented in psychological literature. There were included the formal aspect of content and the inner structural organization (complexity and integration features) of the discussed representations. The three-steps study was conducted for representations of joy and sadness, in which the narratives and the Mouse labWEB experiment were used. In the first step of the study (N=70) the autobiographical narratives about joyful and sad memory were analyzed. After the analysis the lists of prototypical features were formed. In the second step of the study (N=12) the pilot version the Mouse labWEB experiment was applied and after that, the constitutive structural features of the representations were reviled. In the third step of the study (N=103) the online version Mouse labWEB experiment was used for description of the inner organizations of joyful and nadrepresentations. The indirect data collected from each step of the study suggested that there are the significant differences in mental representations of joy and sadness. The representation of sadness is more complex and more discrete then representation of joy that is less complex and more integrated. Additionally, it was found that the reis similarity between representation of joy and sadness in the formal content described as concrete and typical. The obtained results were discussed.