The Appraisal Equivalence Hypothesis: Verifying the Domain-Independence of a Computational Model of Emotion Dynamics

Gratch, J., Cheng, L. and Marsella, S. (2015) The Appraisal Equivalence Hypothesis: Verifying the Domain-Independence of a Computational Model of Emotion Dynamics. In: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015), Xi'an, China, 21-24 Sep 2015, pp. 105-111. ISBN 9781479999538 (doi:10.1109/ACII.2015.7344558)

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Abstract

Appraisal theory is the most influential theory within affective computing, and serves as the basis for several computational models of emotion. The theory makes strong claims of domain-independence: seemingly different situations, both within and across domains are claimed to produce the identical emotional responses if and only if they are appraised the same way. This article tests this claim, and the predictions of a computational model that embodies it, in two very different interactive games. The results extend prior empirical evidence for appraisal theory to situations where emotions unfold and change over time.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsella, Professor Stacy
Authors: Gratch, J., Cheng, L., and Marsella, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
ISSN:2156-8111
ISBN:9781479999538

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