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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 867;

Emotions Are the Rudder of Our lives Intensity and Duration in Young Adults

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Horus Cooperative Social, 97100 Ragusa, Italy
Presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
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Published: 22 November 2017
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The present study aims to expand knowledge about emotions by studying their intensity and duration in young adults. We showed two different videos in two different days to a total of 103 first-year students from university of Catania. Through these videos, we tried to elicit medium intensity emotion to emulate everyday situations: watching television news or short internet video, seeing advertisement of humanitarian associations to sensitise people. The aim was to see if the videos could influence the emotional state of the students for two hours.
Keywords: emotions, Profile of Mood States, personality, education emotions, Profile of Mood States, personality, education
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Coco, M.; Petralia, M.C.; Gregorio, G.D.; Buscemi, A.; Perciavalle, V. Emotions Are the Rudder of Our lives Intensity and Duration in Young Adults. Proceedings 2017, 1, 867.

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