publication . Article . 2020

Subjective ratings of emotive stimuli predict the impact of the COVID-19 quarantine on affective states

Klaudia Grechuta; Paul F. M. J. Verschure; Héctor López-Carral;
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  • Published: 13 Aug 2020 Journal: PLOS ONE, volume 15, page e0237631 (eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
The COVID-19 crisis resulted in a large proportion of the world’s population having to employ social distancing measures and self-quarantine. Given that limiting social interaction impacts mental health, we assessed the effects of quarantine on emotive perception as a proxy of affective states. To this end, we conducted an online experiment whereby 112 participants provided affective ratings for a set of normative images and reported on their well-being during COVID-19 self-isolation. We found that current valence ratings were significantly lower than the original ones from 2015. This negative shift correlated with key aspects of the personal situation during th...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Medicine, Research Article, Biology and Life Sciences, Emotions, Social Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical Conditions, Infectious Diseases, Viral Diseases, Covid 19, Mental Health and Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Depression, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology, Quarantines, Public and Occupational Health, Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health, Infectious Disease Control, Social Distancing, COVID-19, well-being, affective ratings, Affect (psychology), Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Emotive, Social distance, Mood, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Mental health, Social relation, Social psychology, Psychology, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q
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