Validation of affective images of the IAPS set in children
Authors: Gabriela Gómez-Ochoa, Patricia Ortega-Chasi, Martha Cobos-Cali, Omar Alvarado-Cando, Karla Andrade-Castro
Abstract: Emotions, in the field of Neuropsychology, are a topic of contemporary relevance due to the impact they have on a person's development. At the brain level, emotions arise from the activation of brain circuits in response to stimuli. Treatments have focused on traditional psychological intervention, which today, thanks to technological advances, includes the use of technology, so it is necessary to have available material that has been validated and standardized in the area where it is to be used, which is the subject of this study. The validation of 16 affective images from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) set was carried out with the participation of 223 children between 6 and 8 years of age from a private, co-educational educational institution in Cuenca, Ecuador applying validation processes followed in other countries, adjusted to our context. The children's emotional responses were similar to those of the original test according to the statistical tests applied.
Keywords: IAPS, emotions, emotional response, validation, emotional evaluation, neuropsychology
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