A study of pupillometric reactions to humorous material

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, William R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schultz, Brenda Leigh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:00Z
dc.date.created 1981 en_US
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1981 .S38 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182392
dc.description.abstract Because of the recent upsurge in the investigation of physiological measures as indicators of emotional states, this project was performed on the basis of Eckhard Hess' and Michel Janisse's differing ideas concerning pupil diameter as an emotional indicator. Auditory humor, 3 pre-rated levels of jokes, was recorded and presented to 10 male and 10 female subjects while respiration, skin conductance and pupil diameter were recorded. The data were subjected to various analyses of variance. Only the main effect of time samples was found to be significant. Although this effect does not support either Hess' or Janisse's hypotheses, it does show that there was some reaction and possibly could mean that the auditory stimuli utilized were not diverse enough to produce a significant pupil reaction. The investigation did show that although physiological arousal does not reveal itself, the subjects still subjectively judged the jokes to be significantly different.
dc.format.extent iv, 47 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pupillometrics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological tests. en_US
dc.title A study of pupillometric reactions to humorous material en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/251865 en_US

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