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Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, and Cristina Soriano

Abstract

The present book reports an extensive cross-cultural and cross-linguistic study on the meaning of emotion words adopting a novel methodological approach. Based on the Component Process Model a new instrument was developed to assess the meaning of emotion terms. This instrument, the GRID questionnaire, consists of a grid of 24 emotion terms spanning the emotion domain and 142 emotion features that operationalize five emotion components (Appraisals, Bodily Reactions, Expressions, Action Tendencies, and Feelings). For the operationalization of these five emotion components very different emotion ... More

Keywords: emotions, meaning, psychological perspectives, linguistic perspectives, cultural-comparative perspectives, GRID approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johnny J. R. Fontaine, editor
Ghent University, Belgium

Klaus R. Scherer, editor
Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Cristina Soriano, editor
Senior researcher, Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Part I Disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches to the meaning of emotion words

Part II The GRID instrument: Hypotheses, operationalization, data, and overall structure

Chapter 5 The why, the what, and the how of the GRID instrument1

Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, and Cristina Soriano

Chapter 6 Cross-cultural data collection with the GRID instrument1 , 2

Cristina Soriano, Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, Gülcan Akçalan Akırmak, Paola Alarcón, Itziar Alonso-Arbiol, Guglielmo Bellelli, Cecilia Chau Pérez-Aranibar, Michael Eid, Phoebe Ellsworth, Dario Galati, Shlomo Hareli, Ursula Hess, Keiko Ishii, Cara Jonker, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Deon Meiring, Marcello Mortillaro, Yu Niiya, Anna Ogarkova, Nataliya Panasenko, Athanassios Protopapas, Anu Realo, Pio E. Ricci-Bitti, Yuh-Ling Shen, Ching-Fan Sheu, Mari Siiroinen, Diane Sunar, Heli Tissari, Eddie M. W. Tong, Yvette van Osch, Sowan Wong, Dannii Y. Yeung, and Aïda Zitouni

Part III Decomposing the meaning of emotion terms: Analysis by emotion component

Chapter 9 Embodied emotions: The Bodily reaction component1

Klaus R. Scherer and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

Chapter 10 The “mirror of the soul”: The Expression component1

Klaus R. Scherer and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

Chapter 11 Emotion is for doing: The Action tendency component1

Johnny J. R. Fontaine and Klaus R. Scherer

Chapter 12 Driving the emotion process: The Appraisal component1

Klaus R. Scherer and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

Part IV Psychological perspectives

Chapter 18 The GRID meets the Wheel: Assessing emotional feeling via self-report1

Klaus R. Scherer, Vera Shuman, Johnny J. R. Fontaine, and Cristina Soriano

Part V Cultural-comparative perspectives

Chapter 20 The conceptualization of despair in Basque, Spanish, and English1

Itziar Alonso-Arbiol, Cristina Soriano, and Fons J. R. van de Vijver

Chapter 21 Finno-Ugric emotions: The meaning of anger in Estonian and Finnish1

Anu Realo, Mari Siiroinen, Heli Tissari, and Liisi Kööts-Ausmees

Chapter 22 Types of anger in Spanish and Russian1

Cristina Soriano, Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Anna Ogarkova, Claudia Mejía Quijano, Yana Volkova, Svetlana Ionova, and Viktor Shakhovskyy

Chapter 24 Pride is not created equal: Variations between Northern and Southern Italy1

Marcello Mortillaro, Pio E. Ricci-Bitti, Guglielmo Bellelli, and Dario Galati

Chapter 25 The meaning of pride across cultures1

Yvette M. J. van Osch, Seger M. Breugelmans, Marcel Zeelenberg, and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

Chapter 26 Cultural differences in the meaning of guilt and shame1

Mia Silfver-Kuhalampi, Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Let Dillen, and Klaus R. Scherer

Part VI Linguistic perspectives

Chapter 30 Triangulating the GRID: A corpus-based cognitive linguistic analysis of five Greek emotion terms1

Marina Terkourafi, Efthymia C. Kapnoula, Penny Panagiotopoulou, and Athanassios Protopapas

Part VII Special topics

Chapter 32 Adaptation of the GRID instrument in Setswana1

Cara Jonker, Lerato Mojaki, Deon Meiring, and Johnny J. R. Fontaine

Chapter 33 Comparison of the AROUSAL dimension in Turkey and the USA1

Gülcan Akçalan Akırmak, Diane Sunar, and Hale Bolak Boratav

Chapter 36 Happiness and contentment in English and Polish1

Paul A. Wilson, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, and Yu Niiya

Chapter 38 The meaning of Dutch “schaamte” as a single term for shame and embarrassment1

Yvette M. J. van Osch, Seger M. Breugelmans, and Marcel Zeelenberg

Part VIII Taking stock and further development of the GRID paradigm

Chapter 45 Promises delivered, future opportunities, and challenges for the GRID paradigm1

Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, and Cristina Soriano