Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579276
Title:
How Emotions Affect Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia
Author:
Fischer, Lindsey Ann
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a measure of heart rate variability in relation to respiration. The current study investigated how the different induced emotional states (i.e., amusement, anger, disgust, happiness, fear, and sadness) affect RSA. This was done by comparing resting RSA to that occurring while watching short film clips intended to induce emotional states. It was hypothesized that RSA would be lower when negative emotions are induced and higher when positive emotions are induced. A difference between the resting RSA and RSA measured during emotion induction was also anticipated. Results indicated a marginally significant difference in RSA between film clip 1 and resting with eyes open and between film clip 1 and film clip 2. There was also a trend in RSA between male and female participants.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Allen, John J.B.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHow Emotions Affect Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmiaen_US
dc.creatorFischer, Lindsey Annen
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Lindsey Annen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractRespiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a measure of heart rate variability in relation to respiration. The current study investigated how the different induced emotional states (i.e., amusement, anger, disgust, happiness, fear, and sadness) affect RSA. This was done by comparing resting RSA to that occurring while watching short film clips intended to induce emotional states. It was hypothesized that RSA would be lower when negative emotions are induced and higher when positive emotions are induced. A difference between the resting RSA and RSA measured during emotion induction was also anticipated. Results indicated a marginally significant difference in RSA between film clip 1 and resting with eyes open and between film clip 1 and film clip 2. There was also a trend in RSA between male and female participants.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorAllen, John J.B.en
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