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Title:The Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Negative Affect Through the Exploration of an Individual Face Threshold
Author(s):Gainski, Julia
Contributor(s):Sadaghiani, Sepideh
Department / Program:Psychology Department
Degree:B.A. (bachelor's)
Subject(s):Negative affect
face threshold
depressive symptoms
Abstract:An individual’s emotional state can be measured through depressive symptoms and negative affect. A face threshold measures cognitive control through a double-staircase procedure as it underlines the individual's response to a stimulus and is the point at which one’s perception starts to shift to a new facial expression. Understanding how these three concepts are related to one another will further prompt the investigation of the relationship between negative affect and a face threshold as well as between depressive symptoms and a face threshold. The objective of this study is to analyze the correlation between depressive symptoms and face thresholds as well as between negative affect and face thresholds. A Pearson’s correlation test and a generalized linear model determined that there was no correlation present between depressive symptoms and negative affect through the exploration of an individual face threshold. This further encapsulated how negative affect and depressive symptoms are independent of an individual’s face threshold. This research can be used to bridge the gap between how an individual’s emotional state can influence their perception of others’ mood or affect.
Issue Date:2022-05-11
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:2022 Julia Gainski
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-05-11

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