Media

MEDIA CORE

Coordinator: Margaret M. Bradley, PhD

The Media core develops, catalogs, evaluates, and distributes various types of media (stimuli) that can be used as prompts to affective experience in Center-related projects, as well as in research laboratories throughout the world. The specific aims of the Media core are to: (1) accumulate, organize, and evaluate stimuli in various stimulus modalities, create media libraries, and serve as a coordinating center for distributing these materials, (2) acquire normative affective ratings for stimulus sets which can be used to select, balance, and control parameters of emotion in laboratory studies, 3) develop and implement storage systems for the stimulus sets, which can be used both for distributing and archiving the materials; (4) evaluate and select specific technologies for cost-effective, computer-controlled presentation of stimuli, including still images, sound, texts, and moving images; and (5) serve as a resource to the individual projects for problems that may arise in specific experimental applications involving the stimuli.

International Affective Picture System (IAPS)

The International Affective Picture System (IAPS) is being developed to provide a set of normative emotional stimuli for experimental investigations of emotion and attention. The goal is to develop a large set of standardized, emotionally-evocative, internationally-accessible, color photographs that includes contents across a wide range of semantic categories. The IAPS (pronounced eye-aps) is being developed and distributed by the Center for Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida.


To request the IAPS for non-profit academic research at a degree-granting institution, please read and complete the IAPS Request Form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email asking you to print, sign and email the IAPS Statement of Use.

*We do not accept requests directly from students. Students should ask their faculty advisor to complete this form, including the student's name in the appropriate space. The faculty advisor will then be the one to receive an email asking them to print, sign and email the IAPS Statement of Use.

Within 30 days of receiving your signed copy of the IAPS Statement of Use, you will receive a username and password, and the link to download the IAPS. This link should not be shared, distributed, or linked to from another website.

When citing the IAPS or the affective ratings for the pictures in the IAPS, the appropriate citation is:

Lang, P.J., Bradley, M.M., & Cuthbert, B.N. (2008). International affective picture system (IAPS): Affective ratings of pictures and instruction manual. Technical Report A-8. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

International Affective Digital Sounds (IADS)

The International Affective Digitized Sound system (IADS) provides a set of acoustic emotional stimuli for experimental investigations of emotion and attention. This set of standardized, emotionally-evocative, internationally accessible sound stimuli includes contents across a wide range of semantic categories. The IADS (pronounced "eye-ads") is being developed and distributed by the Center for Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida.


To request the IADS for non-profit academic research at a degree-granting institution, please read and complete the IADS Request Form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email asking you to print, sign and email the IADS Statement of Use.

*We do not accept requests directly from students. Students should ask their faculty advisor to complete this form, including the student's name in the appropriate space. The faculty advisor will then be the one to receive an email asking them to print, sign and email the IADS Statement of Use.

Within 30 days of receiving your signed copy of the IADS Statement of Use, you will receive a username and password, and the link to download the IADS. This link should not be shared, distributed, or linked to from another website.

The appropriate citation for the IADS is:

Bradley, M. M., & Lang, P. J. (1999). International affective digitized sounds (IADS): Stimuli, instruction manual and affective ratings (Tech. Rep. No. B-2). Gainesville, FL: The Center for Research in Psychophysiology, University of Florida

Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW)

The Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW) provides a set of normative emotional ratings for a large number of words in the English language. This set of verbal materials have been rated in terms of pleasure, arousal, and dominance to complement the existing International Affective Picture System (IAPS, Lang, Bradley, & Cuthbert, 1999) and International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS; Bradley & Lang, 1999), which are collections of picture and sound stimuli, respectively, that also include these affective ratings. The ANEW is being developed and distributed by the Center for Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida.


To request the ANEW for non-profit academic research at a degree-granting institution, please read and complete the ANEW Request Form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email asking you to print, sign and email the ANEW Statement of Use.

*We do not accept requests directly from students. Students should ask their faculty advisor to complete this form, including the student's name in the appropriate space. The faculty advisor will then be the one to receive an email asking them to print, sign and email the ANEW Statement of Use.

Within 30 days of receiving your signed copy of the ANEW Statement of Use, you will receive a username and password, and the link to download the ANEW. This link should not be shared, distributed, or linked to from another website.

The appropriate citation for the ANEW is:

Bradley, M.M., & Lang, P.J. (1999). Affective norms for English words (ANEW): Stimuli, instruction manual and affective ratings. Technical report C-1, Gainesville, FL. The Center for Research in Psychophysiology, University of Florida.

Affective Norms for English Text (ANET)

The Affective Norms for English Text (ANET) provides normative ratings of emotion (pleasure, arousal, dominance) for a large set of brief texts in the English language for use in experimental investigations of emotion and attention. The ANET is being developed and distributed by the Center for Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida.


To request the ANET for non-profit academic research at a degree-granting institution, please read and complete the ANET Request Form. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email asking you to print, sign and email the ANET Statement of Use.

*We do not accept requests directly from students. Students should ask their faculty advisor to complete this form, including the student's name in the appropriate space. The faculty advisor will then be the one to receive an email asking them to print, sign and email the ANET Statement of Use.

Within 30 days of receiving your signed copy of the ANET Statement of Use, you will receive a username and password, and the link to download the ANET. This link should not be shared, distributed, or linked to from another website.

The appropriate citation for the ANET is:

Bradley, M. M., & Lang, P. J. (2007). Affective Norms for English Text (ANET): Affective ratings of text and instruction manual. (Tech. Rep. No. D-1). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.


The Self-Assessment Manikin (SAM)

The Self-Assessment Manikin (SAM) is a non-verbal pictorial assessment technique that directly measures the pleasure, arousal, and dominance associated with a person's affective reaction to a wide variety of stimuli.  


To request the SAM for non-profit academic research at a degree-granting institution, please send an email to media@cseamedia.org. Within 30 days of receiving your request, you will receive access to the SAM.

The appropriate citation for the SAM is:

Bradley, M. M., & Lang, P. J. (1994). Measuring emotion: The selff-assessment manikin and the semantic differential. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 25, 49-59.

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