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How many languages are written in Arabic characters ?
like persian, urdu, kurdish, sindhi, pashto, ...
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May I ask for some examples/articles on the use of Nudge Theory in improving mental health and well being of health workers or employees
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A nice general overview, not specifically about mental health, with some hints of skepticism and modest insinuations of paternalism:
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I want to analyze the changes/revision EFL students make in their revised draft. My students are sophomores. In one of their writing courses, they are required to write short essays, of about 250-ish words, including cause and effect, problem and solution, and argumentative. Thanks.
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I agree with Moohebat Shoyukhi
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Recently I in process of prepare a text in according per-service elementary school's teacher conception of quadrilaterals and their classification.I need to make some explanation what is difference between notion of mathematics object and concept of mathematics concept.
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Nice Contribution Karl Pfeifer
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Can anyone recommend an emotional gestures database, which is freely available to download? I am interested in full body gestures database, not just upper part of the body.
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I am interested in using the FEEL-KJ but cannot find an English translation. Does anyone know if it has been translated? 
thanks 
Christian
Cracco, E., Van Durme, K., & Braet, C. (2015). Validation of the FEEL-KJ: An Instrument to Measure Emotion Regulation Strategies in Children and Adolescents. PloS one, 10(9), e0137080.
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Hi Christian,
In the end did you manage to get an english translation for that instrument?
Best wishes,
Stephane
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Dear Researchers,
I'm looking for neuroscience article on different type of emotion and how they influence our daily routines behaviours. I'm looking for type of emotion, feeling/affect and causes
Any sugegstion would be much appreciated
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Angok
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Dear Angok.
Neuroscintist Antonio Damasio has written a lot about emotions and fellings and their influence on one's behavior. You can proffit a lot from reading him.
As I see it, emotions are, say, the energizer of one's behavior.
Best regards,
Olando
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How is driver emotions measures? What are the emotion parameters consider in project?
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You could take three different perspectives: measuring the traffic circumstances in which emotions occur (e.g. congestion might cause anger/frustration), measuring the
emotions themselves and measuring the effects of emotions on driving
performance.
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My group is working on research on emotional labor and we need EL scales to start our research. Thanks in advance for any reply.
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Dear Ruby,
The following article might be of help,
Brotheridge, C. M. and Lee, R. T. (2003), Development and validation of the Emotional Labour Scale. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76: 365–379. doi:10.1348/096317903769647229
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Moussa
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Howard Gardner’s 1983 book Frames of Mind, which introduced the concept of “multiple intelligences,” relatively autonomous faculties including the linguistic, logical-mathematical, and musical. He didn't include the emotional intelligence as one of them although of its importance, why? 
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Howard Gardner was probably trying to propose a way of understanding intelligence that differed from the conventionally-established psychometric approach.  The standard approach quantified individual differences and sought to predict success (e.g., educational attainment).  In contrast, Gardner looked historically at extreme successes and limitations in people, and proposed that the presence or absence of an "intelligence" gave rise to it.  For example, Mozart was phenomenal musically, but otherwise ordinary (e.g., math).  That suggested to Gardner that there may be a "musical intelligence."  Some people are brilliant in their use of language, while some children who are otherwise typical, have an especially hard time with language (i.e., the disorder "specific language impairment."  That suggests there may be, "verbal-linguistic intelligence."  Among the intelligences Gardner proposed were intra-personal and inter-personal.  To me, those seem quite a lot like the "emotional intelligence" that Daniel Goleman popularized about a decade later.  There is quite a lot of criticism of both of these perspectives within the mainstream of scientific Psychology, but the general importance of emotion is widely recognized and emotion continues to be an area of extensive scientific research within our field.
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I’m planning to investigate the difficulties and challenges the translators face in translating figures of speech from English into Arabic. I would like some advice about the difference between a theoretical and analytical approach.
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A theoretical approach is what you would use to drive your study, whereas an analytical approach is what drives your methodology. This is a very general distinction, but hopefully it is helpful. Good luck! Adrianne
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The project will focus on the Arabic translations of figures of speech in  English contemporary self –development books. It will draw to attention the difficulties facing the Arabic translators in translating figures of speech and the strategies they employ  to overcome these difficulties.
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Hi :-)
I can't see any contradiction between the two "approaches". In fact you cannot have a theory without an analysis. Those are two instruments necessary and complementary. But perhaps I did not understand your meaning ?
Best !
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Or another question, can we find the parameters for increasing intelligence in person of society?
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Human intelligence is the intellectual prowess of humans, which is marked by high cognition, motivation, and self-awareness. Through their intelligence, humans possess the cognitive abilities to learn form concepts, understand, apply logic, and reason, including the capacities to recognize patterns, comprehend ideas, plan, problem solve, make decisions, retain information, and use language to communicate. Intelligence enables humans to experience and think.
The Intelligence Compensation Theory (a term first coined by Wood and Englert, 2009) states that individuals who are comparatively less intelligent work harder, more methodically, become more resolute and thorough (more conscientious) in order to achieve goals, to compensate for their 'lack of intelligence' whereas more intelligent individuals do not require traits/behaviours associated with the personality factor conscientiousness to progress as they can rely on the strength of their cognitive abilities as opposed to structure or effort.[ The theory suggests the existence of a causal relationship between intelligence and conscientiousness, such that the development of the personality trait conscientiousness is influenced by intelligence. This assumption is deemed plausible as it is unlikely that the reverse causal relationship could occur; implying that the negative correlation would be higher between fluid intelligence (Gf) and conscientiousness. The justification being the timeline of development of Gf, Gc and personality, as crystallized intelligence would not have developed completely when personality traits develop. Subsequently, during school-going ages, more conscientious children would be expected to gain more crystallized intelligence (knowledge) through education, as they would be more efficient, thorough, hard-working and dutiful. This theory has recently been contradicted by evidence, that identifies compensatory sample selection. Thus, attributing the previous findings to the bias in selecting samples with individuals above a certain threshold of achievement.
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I worked on political Identity development and social participarticipation  of Young adults with my Ph.D student. We interest to be part of the project.
Prof. Dr. Nermin Çelen
Psychology Department
Maltepe University
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Dear Nermin,
I am afraid that the project was concluded in 2012 - but our colleagues Tulin Sener and Figen Çok from the University of Ankara were our partners from Turkey. 
Best regards,
Isabel
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I'm just wondering what you think causes dyslexia. I'm looking forward to reading the findings from this research. All the best, Antonio 
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What an interesting debate. 
I agree with Jonathan Belcher as I do not think that there is a genetic basis for dyslexia. Apparently it takes about 100,000 years for something to become part of our genetic makeup and as the orthographic system wasn't invented until about 5,000 years ago we are about 95,000 years short of this mark. And, as Kerr (2010) points out, if there is not a gene for literacy then by default there cannot be a gene for dyslexia. Basically if we accept this logic then it is not possible that we are hardwired to acquire literacy skills – and therefore, if we do not become literate (using standard teaching methods) them it is not down to a ‘faulty’ gene.
Until the age of 38 I was a severely 'dyslexic' person. However, armed with the knowledge that there is no genetic basis for dyslexia (if we take this to be 'true') I was able to create a non-dyslexic facet of my self-concept and re-conceptualise myself as 'non-dyslexic' – which precipitated my overcoming all of my dyslexia difficulties.
For my PhD I ‘tested’ the influence of a non-genetic perspective on dyslexia on two ‘dyslexic’ students studying in tertiary education, along with some emancipatory intervention that I developed, and found that both students were able to create a ‘non-dyslexic’ facet of self-concept. (I’m happy to explain more about my research if anyone is interested).
I also agree with Jonathan’s view that dyslexia is ‘a behavioural outcome of risk factors’. Therefore, I view dyslexia as a psychological condition, which like many psychological conditions can be overcome.
With all this said I do not dismiss all of the work done by researchers who take the view that dyslexia is of genetic origin as some findings have been useful in our understanding of difficulties that are common to both ‘dyslexic’ and ‘non-dyslexics’ alike.
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Hello 
Iam doing my Thesis on Pattern Recognition ,If anyone have done research on pattern recognition or continuous integration ,kindly give me suggestions on this topic 
Thanks 
shiva
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You can go through the Lectures from Prof. P.S.Sastry from IISc Bangalore. 
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I was curious how drug usage can be monitored through social media and the philosophy behind the idea.
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Identifying cannabis use in social media is harder than it may seem at first. Python can be used but doesn't code the images. Hashtag and word matching are searchable and countable but will also miss visual portrayal/cues.
Content analysis of cannabis use can be done to catch visual portrayal/cues but in my experience it is often difficult to distinquish cannabis smoking from smoking cigarettes or self-rolled tobacco cigarettes, and unless the tobacco or cannabis is clearly shown or there is a verbal identfifier, the coder may not be sure what is in a pipe or bong (tobacco vs cannabis). One approach to get reliability (e.g. Krippendorff's alpha) on a difficult measure such as this would be to code for smoking not otherwise specified (cannabis or tobacco) and have a separate code for smoking identified visually or verbally as tobacco and another for cannabis. Use 2 or more coders and it is better to use 3 and  train on at least 10% of the total. Also, there are many street names for drugs (cannabis, pot, weed etc..,) so it is important to train the coder for these.
Good luck!
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I need to compare the emotions of text and video in data previously validated by observers, and that already has a corpus of related emotions.
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Hi @Sylvie. I'll follow your suggestions and Marc's about limiting the range of emotions in both positive and negative. I am reviewing the work of Mahshid Hosseini too. 
Thank you so much ;)
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When engaging experts in the field of human trafficking we have to undertake an analysis of their CV and try to determine their areas of expertise based on their experiences, education and training.  However we are searching for a competency dictionary in which experts can self-evaluate to determine their level of expertise in the field and their specific domain of expertise.  This is in support of our effort to design an on-line repository of experts in support of research in the field of human trafficking. 
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Dear James, I do not know of such a competency dictionary for HT experts. Perhaps other colleagues in the field can provide inputs. Best wishes.
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Dear,
I built a survey in English and I have translated it to Arabic. How can I find the correlation between the English version and the Arabic version?
I looked on Youtube, but I could not find an answer, so please share any helpful guideline you know.
Thank you so much.
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Santiago's first suggestion is sound - indeed, it's the only way to know how strongly they correlate. Naturally you also want to establish things like the reliability and distribution of scores (or measurement invariance) on the Arabic translation, but no statistic based solely on one version or the other will answer your main question.
I believe that "best practice" among scale translators is to first translate the measure (as you have done), then have someone else (someone who does not know the original) do a "back-translation" into the original language. The original and the back-translation are then compared, and corrections are made for any items that have become garbled in the process. If there are many corrections, the process may need to be repeated.
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Research on the recognition of facial expression of emotions often seems to rely on pictures on which actors show different acted facial emotions (e. g. they are not genuinely surprised or angry, etc.) I was wondering wether results would be different with the use of real "authentic" facial emotions. Does anyone have one or two papers on the subject to suggest?
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Michelle,
Lie to Me is a good show for which Paul Ekman was an adviser. Pretty much of the fact on facial expression and what we can know and what we can't know with them are supported by scientific proof. But on the deception detection topic, the focus on facial expression, and more specifically on micro-expression is exagerated. A better focus on interviewing technique and strategies and on manipulation of the cognitive load by these techniques and strategies would have give a better picture of the possibilities given by the research on lie detection. 
But a very good show, I'm a fan ^^
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hi,
I am working on the semantic development of bilingual children. I have collected data using Word Association Task, Picture story writing, parental and teachers' rating and Oral Proficiency Interviews, getting help from the articles of Dr Sheng, Dr Pena and Dr Bedore. Need to know what other techniques or activities can be administered to collect data from English and Urdu Bilinguals. Regards,
Uzma
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Dear Uzma Shuakat,
Generally speaking,  different tasks may be used for gauging semantic development in bilingual children which all try to create and activate a code-switching operation.A  number of classic tasks in bilingualism research  have been proved be valid and reliable measures of semantic development in  bilingual children; namely,  picture naming,word translation, word recognition, passage reading, cross-linguistic priming, Stroop and Simon tasks, and more recently eye-tracking have all been used to study bilingual language representation and processing. Alternatively, modifications  on classic monolingual tasks are also employed in research targeting bilingual children. For instance,  priming tasks are frequently used with monolinguals to study lexical and semantic activation. A s a case in point,  presenting a participant with a particular  prime  and examining his/ her speed-of recognition in a lexical decision task .For more information, I  refer you to the following links, which hopefully satisfy what you are looking for.
Best regards, 
 R. Biria
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Cultural mediation and art creation
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I want to know if it is possible to make an app that does that.
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Companies like AiCure and Affectiva claim they can do it although unclear how much they want to share.
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I am working on my PhD's project. I need to consider emotions of learner, such as confusion and frustration. Is there any free software available for this purpose?
However, it is too costly to afford.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks
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Hi Helena.
I do not know any.
Sorry
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I am planning a research about environmental education, and I would like to make children draw mind maps and analyse their perception of space, favourite areas, and hope to be able to withdraw some conclusions from these drawing. However if another project already exist it could be useful to see its methodology.
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Thank you very much, Mary and Orlando!
Orlando, probably I didn't explain my ideas well... The idea is not to analyze childern's ability to draw maps but to analyze their maps and understand which spaces are important for them, by which spaces are they attracted in general, in order to understand which are the ideal areas to use for environmental education. This might not be the best question to ask, but to begin with, I started with this one... For this reason I was looking for studies in this topic, to see how others have dealed with this topic.
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The use of simile as a means of clarification and simplification in scientific texts faces many difficulties while translating into Arabic language. I am looking for books or any reference about this idea.
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Fair enough. Maybe then the question is why, when simile and metaphor are so often discussed as closely related, there is so much research on metaphor in translation and so little research on simile...?
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Deep learning and Generative Models : Trends?
Anything in this area will be usful : survy, recent article, etc
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Generative adversarial networks (GAN)
This is the current hottest concept in DL after convolutional neural networks (CNN) and deep belief networks (DBL).
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I'm working on my thesis about detection of emotions in Tweeter, using supervised learning algorithms. I need a training corpus. The emotions I'm dealing are the basic set Plutchik and Ekman. I need a corpus based on some of this corpus. Can anybody help me to find it? I will apreciate it.
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Hi Wilber, 
you could try the News on the Web corpus: 
regards,
Christian
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I'm studying mother-infant emotional communication in domestic violence and IPV. I'm interested in traumatic effect of IPV on maternal parenting and emotional dialogues between battered womens and their children. Some researches about this issue are well accepted.
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Hi Luisiana,
In the future you may want to consider how interactions between pregnant women and formal caregivers (physicians, etc.) influence future behavior/health in the mother and her child. The editor of Violence and Victims, Roland Maiuro and I have developed a measure on domestic violence in pregnant women. This may be an important first step towards prevention. You can find the reference on RG. Also, please say hello to my friends and colleagues at La Sapienza (Fabio et al).
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Hi all, 
I am trying to help a friend here. I know that Electrodermal Activity is correlated with arousal and arousal can be measured by a Galvanic Skin Response Sensor.
How can we measure valence though?
From what I have read so far it seems that EMG sensors are mostly suggested for measuring emotional valence. I would like to avoid EMG sensors as they can be very obtrusive if they are placed on the participant's face.
So what other biosensor can be used in order to measure valence? ECG sensors measuring Heart Rate? It would be nice if you could suggest a paper or an article that clarifies that.
Thank you very much in advance.
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I am currently researching psychological and physiological data capture of arousal and valence. As far as I have read, a number of studies point to blood-volume pulse (BVP) as a measure of valence. For my experiment, I am using galvanic skin response (GSR) and BVP for arousal and valence measures, respectively.
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I am interested in inducing happiness, sadness, anger and possibly other emotions. Can someone please recommend a valid, but short, protocol?
Many thanks in advance.
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hi Florina,
Do you knows  the IAPS and/or de IADS images inductions emotions by Peter Lang research group? Is a excelent way to induce emotions
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Dear all,
I'm in search of questionnaire to adopt for my study on the use of whatsapp in teaching. I am at the initial stage and reviewing several studies to design my own research study. I appreciate your suggestions from all aspects, especially in the selection of research design. 
My research participants are my students (20 students) of final year linguistics. I'm using whatsapp for teaching them only one subject and wants to see its role in enhancing the learning of my students. I want to conduct a quantitative study.
Your suggestions are appreciable.
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Good references up there. My suggestion is please set your targets first, i.e. what do want your students to learn at the end of the course? This is very good approach which falls in Outcome Based Education (OBE). Set your assessment tools for their learning achievement. I suggest to have brilliant results, you may try both observation and face to face interviews. By doing the above you will be having enough slots for your questionnaire if you intend to continue with it. Since it falls in use of resources in TESOL you like to see my TESOL Good Practice. I hope it helps.    
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We have studied the impact of shape, color, and most recently, game characters' expressions on learners' emotion and, as a result, on their learning outcomes. What other design elements have been found to induce positive (or negative) emotions?
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Jan,
I've thought about your question a bit and it seems to me that it's both complex and deserves a bit of consideration. If I'm up to date on your work and the games you and your group have been designing, then the types of cues and variables you've described seem likely to evoke some reaction. But my hesitation stems from what appears to be an underlying assumption inherent to the question. Color, shape, etc. may/do have biological links. Red has been shown in psychology to evoke a certain type of response in certain situations. Biologically linked variables like that seem to be universal. However, gesture, sound (notably, spoken tone), or other interpersonal cues are less universal. Consider, for example, that gestures in one culture have varying significance. Hand holding is quite common in the United States, but is a sign of advanced romantic affection in Japan. By extension, maintaining gaze in a conversation is a sign of respect in one culture, while averting gaze is a sign of resect in others.
I've written about the challenges games researchers face when generalizing the term games to mean more than they should. Tetris isn't World of Warcraft. Neither are the games you've been designing. I don't assert that this is happening here, but I caution against seeking general variables that are linked to culture. In that case, you're certainly going to be establishing a context to which your findings are applicable and others to which they are not.
For the most broadly applicable variables, I would look into elements of the Uncanny Valley as it applies to graphics (as opposed to human traits), motion and refresh rates, distracting elements, and maybe the alignment of expected affordances (or anticipated ones based on the system) and actual affordances. I could expand on any of these ideas if you're interested. Ultimately, they would likely have a mitigating impact on affect. But understanding that is just as important for design purposes as knowing how to promote growth and positive affect, right?
PG
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Lesosn study is a Japanese approach to teachers' professional development.
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Dear Sarah, 
Take a look at the attachment. Hope it helps,
Best,
Laura
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I want to assess sensitivity to subtle emotional expressions, and I'm interested in using "morphed" faces (e.g. 10% increments of a given emotion between neutral and full emotion). Do anyone know about any such datasets that are openly available?
Thank you!
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Hi Dan-Mikael, 
The CANTAB Emotion Recognition Task might be worth considering as it uses morphed faces in the presentation of emotional expressions. 
I have used the NimStim set that Julia recommends and found them quite useful. I think someone created a morphed version of some of Ekman's images, but I don't have the reference to hand.  
regards, 
Christian
Kessels, R. C., Montagne, B., Hendriks, A. W., Perrett, D. I., & de Haan, E. F. (2014). Assessment of perception of morphed facial expressions using the Emotion Recognition Task: Normative data from healthy participants aged 8–75. Journal Of Neuropsychology, 8(1), 75-93. doi:10.1111/jnp.12009
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I have analysed a number of online articles and have their emotion analysis scores along with their sentiment (pos/neg/neutral) and the sentiment value. The fields are: Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Joy. What I would like to know if it is possible to somehow combine the values of the fields to represent them as one value. I also have comments related to those articles and have their sentiment and emotion scores as well in similar fields.
This would permit me to find a threshold so that I can use it to grade the article and the comments according to that single value. For example, an article might be: Anger=0.100637, Disgust=0.327951, Fear=0.243857, Joy=0.043951 and Sadness=0.364933.
Clearly in this example, the sadness value is the highest followed by disgust, but would it be right to ignore the lower score fields and classify that article as "sadness" related when "disgust" is that close? Would the "sadness" value be representative of that article? And what if another has 0.148988, 0.14043, 0.070271, 0.609123 and 0.103031? Equal parts "anger" and "disgust" but with 60% "Joy"? 
My first thought was to have some sort of mean but that would not be accurate at all as the difference in the different scores will certainly be lost.
Can someone please help me a little with this problem? Can all five values somehow be represented as one? Thank you.
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On your first example; when forwarding your interpretation, you could say that the article was mostly associated with sadness and disgust, nothing wrong with that. You could also add that the article was least associated wtih joy and anger.
On the other hand, you may decide to use one emotion (presumably the one with the highest value) in your interpretation of the article only.
A third option would include to simply combine both methods by setting a threshold. By that, I mean setting a value, that will determine when you use one or an n-number of emotions in your interpretation. Let's say in your example you use a threshold of 0.05. Since the difference between disgust and sadness is below that threshold, you include both emotions in your interpretation..."The articles was mostly associated with disgust and sadness." And since the other values are above, they no longer need to be included in your interpretation.
Make sure to state which methodology you will be using for your interpretations. The point is to use that same method for all of your evaluations, once stated. As such, there should be no problem, regardless of which option you choose.
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Or in any other academic domain?
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Hi Mizael, 
I don't know if you are thinking of locus of control in particular: there are plenty of measures of this phenomenon. You might find the following paper useful. 
regards,
Christian
Yazdanpanah, M., Sahragard, R., & Rahimi, A. (2010). The interplay of locus of control and academic achievement among Iranian English foreign language learners. Cypriot Journal Of Educational Sciences, 5(3), 181-202.
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The topic of my study is Emotional communication. Categorical measures of emotional somatic and facial expression will be assessed with the STAI serving as the outcome variable in the AVONA.
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I also would say it is problematic to combine state and trait scores from a theoretical point of view. And while your reasoning that also past behavior influences current behavior makes sense, this could be mediated by the current state. 
Why you want to create a "larger range" anyway? 
Just a side note: If you are mainly interested in anxiety, then the STAI is not the best measure (since it has bad discriminant validity regarding depression and anxiety). 
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Thank you so much!
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I think  you should use the revised UCLA loneliness scale - revised version - 20 item
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If an audible thought is our interpretation of vibrations within our body, and a photonic thought are interpretation of light that is generated within our body. Then emotions would be the interpretations of chemical synthesis within our bodies?
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I think so... I think that emotions are interpretations of chemical and also neurological changes in the body due to exposure to stimuli (through senses or as a chain reaction in a thought process).
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I would like to discuss the concepts of five human senses, ROS, sensory spectrum, demographic factors and recreation experience preferences
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Dear Jayantha,
May be this articles can helps you.
Kind regards.
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Has anyone been doing researches about Emotion Markup Language (EML or EmotionML)?
And the integration of EmotionML with AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language)?
I looking for some papers and new approaches related.
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Hello, Please find a short tutorial on AIML attached below. Regards, I.H.
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I knew DAP (Naglieri, 1991) and Koppitz. I can't find scoring system.
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Thanks for answering! 
I'll take a look of course
Camilla
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I want to understand which factors, inherent to the editor, may be involved during the creative process of film/audiovisual content edition - so the editor can pass on the right emotions to the viewer.
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I think his/her knoledge of film theory (I have heard this from an editor) and also his "intuitions" (if you can take this into account, but I have heard this from a drawer). Nevertheless, I guess the editor is not necesarily passing the rights emotions, but it is a process in which the editor is part of. He/she knows the script, and if it is a good one it must be clear. So for the emotions I have there is a resposibility shared by: authors, actors, camerapersons, music designers, editors... 
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Hello,
Generally expression synthesis algorithms impose one of the six universal expressions on a given expression-neutral face image. I wish to impose a combination of these basic expressions on a given face image. Can anyone please help me in this regard?
Thanks for your help in advance.
-Swapna Agarwal
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Recently one of our paper entitled "Life and Consciousness - The Vedāntic View" has been published in the Journal Communicative & Integrative Biology. An interesting discussion on this paper can be found at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/online_sadhu_sanga/Mcv2O-yhqLE
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"The scientific confirmation of the existence of consciousness in unicellular organisms and plants certainly establishes that the brain is not the source of consciousness. Several decades back, research in medical science has also proven that the brain is not the source of consciousness. In 1970, Robert White and his team successfully transferred the head of a rhesus monkey to the headless body of another monkey. The monkey survived for 8 days.68 Researchers are also attempting to perform the same scenario with human beings.69 It is reported that if a human head has been detached under controlled conditions, it must be reconnected to the circulatory flow of other person's body (which is conscious or living) within one hour.70 Therefore, brain-based analysis for understanding consciousness (neuronal analysis) does not have very bright prospects."
Paper: Life and Consciousness - The Vedāntic View
Journal: Communicative & Integrative Biology
Publication date - 09 Oct 2015
Author: Bhakti Niskama Shanta - http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2039-3249
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researching the emotional connection that dancers have with their body, to be able to interpret and convey an idea, concept, story. Any comments, remarks or reading material about the subject is welcome
I am currently doing a Master degree in dance education, I am more interested in the expressive part of dance, I feel strongly that dance-technique is only a means to the greater goal, to be an artist is to express ourselves through our medium, technique is to help us better express this. It is my research to develop the artistry, as a writer, a painter or a sculptur need technique, (having a vast vocabulary, being able to draw nice lines, being able to hold clay in a certain shape) they are only great artists because of their ideas, many might be great in technique, but without their imagination, expressivity, personal ideas, their would be ART. 
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I would suggest you read Gabrielle Roth: Sweat you Prayers
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Doctors have to handle a lot of emotions in their practice. Not only in their practice but also during their medical course they need to handle a lot of emotional aspects. Are medical schools introducing emotional intelligence in their curriculum? Does anyone know of any school that has introduced emotional intelligence training in the medical school curriculum?
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Dear Mr. Ahmad Jazimin Jusoh
Thanks much for the information. I will look into it and try. Best Wishes
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We are looking for an emotional body database (such as from Atkinson, deGelder etc) but that includes all 6 basic emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise & disgust. Ideally realistic, full-light stimuli, but point-light might be an option. Can anyone help? Thank you
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Emotions that depend upon a consciousness of the self in relation to another (love, shame, embarrassment, pride) are considered secondary rather than primary emotions.  Also referred to as the self-conscious emotions.  
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In my dissertation on emotional processing, I would like to cross reference my measurements on emotional communication with a measure of EI and/or personality.
My measurement of emotional communication will be taken with the FACS and an ordinal measurement of the concept of status, as it is understood in the field of the performing arts.
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I recommend that before you make a decision about the scale, you take a look at the meta-analysis by O'Boyle, Pollock, & Humphrey that talks about the three different approaches that researchers have used with measuring EI.  There point is that their is a cognitive measurement, a performance measurement, and a combination.  Your decision will matter in your research.
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Dear All, 
We are now also researching on recognizing one of Indonesian Gesture Language. An example image can be seen in the following link:
Currently, we want to extract a kind of "visual phoneme", i.e., the smallest gesture building blocks which form the language. The language has different representation for stem words, prefixes, and suffixes, that are if joined together will give a complete sentence.
What is the best way to extract these "visual phonemes"?
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A book that may be of interest to you is William Stokoe (1978) Sign Language Structure, revised edition. Silver Spring, MD: Linstok Press.
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The goal of my study is to prove behavioral differences between therapists in CBT with ADHD patients, that might influence the effectiveness of the treatment.
The focus of this analysis might be on empathy of the therapist, using certain techniques (e.g. frequency of paraphrasing), showing interest and commitment, body posture and gestures (certain movements), the way in which the therapist structures the session, etc.
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Sounds like this is for research (maybe a 'dismantling study,' and not for supervisor feedback?). Agree with Mr. Girard, CSPRS looks useful. It may also be useful just to find previous studies with similar designs and grab their methods for comparability/replication etc. All in all, that is probably the approach with the least stress and most straightforward scientific contribution (though I would recommend analyzing in a way that avoids the pitfalls of most psychology measurements - more in the rant below).
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Fidelity scales are always useful if you have a particular model in mind. E.g,. Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS; Young & Beck, 1980). Also, several things you mentioned are pretty well conceptualized in Motivational Interviewing fidelity scales (I think Moyers et al., 2005 "MITI" is standard, review here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740547206000894). Whatever you use, you will probably find that some items are not necessarily applicable and some will seem impossible to rate in your specific context. This in itself is valuable scientific information, albeit more qualitative (though not empirically untestable...).
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Would also look closely at previous evidence of inter-rater reliability (for obvious reasons) and at the intended factor model, and both should be examined in your sample - hopefully establishing interrater up front.
Concerning the factor model, one wouldn't expect therapeutic process factors to be uncorrelated, but with previous technology (and a lot of remaining habits in psychology) exploratory ("empirical") orthogonal models such as PCA are applied that maximize independent variance but poorly reflect the way we think about what's being measured. Differences across studies are also difficult to interpret due to the arbitrary nature of non-hypothesis-driven component derivation (e.g., the factors in Hill, O'Grady, and Elkin being different from a previous study). Whether you decide to use another study's method directly for the sake of replication or if you pick and choose from other areas to assess the factors you're hypothesizing, you as the researcher should decide what you're trying to measure (and ideally test those assumptions, e.g., with confirmatory factor analysis). Using summed scores is also a problem, but that has been addressed abundantly elsewhere (e.g., http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=14&n=20).
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I'm currently trying to shape a project to focus on emotional intelligence in multicultural education. My plan is to approach this in these following directions: policies regarding international students and faculty members, how mentors train their TAs or Postdocs about intercultural teaching assignments, multicultural classroom discourse, and feedback to multicultural class members. Could you give any information about these directions? Could you suggest any methodology?
Most universities have international programs that provide orientation and consultation services to international students and scholars. I would have to find those policies that deal with emotional issues from the administrators. Do you know how to get those?
I was an English Writing instructor and writing tutor in US for 11 years, assistant professor of English in Seoul, Korea, and Khabarovsk, Russian. I need to collect more samples of feedback [speaking or writing] to multicultural class members.
Most researchers are good at survey or primary research design. But I'm new. How can I get any potential information from multicultural students, instructors, and administrators? Thank you.
Hanzhou Pang
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Thank you, Samuel and Douglass. Thank all, folks. Attached are two questionnaires for my class visits. I'm quite immature in doing empirical research. Your expertise and advice will be appreciated. The only thing that I feel OK to present is the "Metro of Emotion,"  which you will find first in the file of "Master Class Survey." I wish some of you may be interested to take me into your own projects. That will be my honor. Have a good one. Hanzhou
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We are going to realize an intervention program to foster social competence in preschool children (3-4 years old). The program is focused on four dimensions, namely "rules", "emotions", "communication" and "cooperation". We need an instrument to assess these dimensions to be administered to parents and teachers. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
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 I suggest  that  it would be better to OBSERVE  three  crucial kinds of  behaviors that signal social competence: 
1. Peer group entry skills :  a child is  able to find positive  physical and verbal ways to join in play with others
2. Win-win  social problem solving skills: so that a child, who is initially s rejected from a play group, cheerfully suggests some way that she or he could be useful in participating in that play scenario
3. Compassionate social/emotional  skills: child notices when a peer is sad or alone and  looking longingly at  children at play and the child  goes over and invites peer into play with self and/or others or says comforting words
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The recent Facebook controversy about emotional contagion highlights an important area of research.
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Dear Professor,
Emotional contagion is the tendency for two individuals to emotionally converge. One view developed by Elaine Hatfield et al. is that this can be done through automatic mimicry and synchronization of one's expressions, vocalizations, postures and movements with those of another person. When people unconsciously mimic their companions' expressions of emotion, they come to feel reflections of those companions' emotions. Emotions can be shared across individuals in many different ways both implicitly or explicitly. For instance, conscious reasoning, analysis and imagination have all been found to contribute to the phenomenon. Emotional contagion is important to personal relationships because it fosters emotional synchrony between individuals. Contagion is mainly focus the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people.
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We all know what depression is and how it can affect the person. What I want to know is how we can see depression so that we are able to tackle it early on before it becomes worse. So the question is, what are some of the behavioural clues that would indicate that the person is depressed?
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The behavioural sysndrome associated with depression is described here - it includes hunched body posture, avoidance of eye contact, disruption of appetites for food and sex, sleep disturbances and avoidance of social contact - the brain structures that mediate these responses are all centred around the third ventricle - hence the Third Ventricle Hypothesis of depression
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