At the 21st Biennial Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics in Dresden I gave a talk about Aesthetic Emotions and Media Pictures.
Pictures are said to easily evoke emotions. Media pictures are even used with the intension to elicit emotions. The central question of the paper was: Which emotions are induced by media pictures? I presented some theoretical thoughts on the topic and a pilot study for the development of a scale to measure these affective reactions.
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