Research resources

Material to induce emotion with film exerpts

Our team has developed and validated a set of emotion induction film excerpts. Dozens of excerpts can be selected according to 54 criteria.

On the following site, you can download the film excerpts, technical explanation about their construction and the validation paper (Schaefer, A., Nils, F., Sanchez, X., & Philippot, P. (2010). Assessing the effectiveness of a large database of emotion-eliciting films: A new tool for emotion researchers. Cognition and Emotion. )

Training Facial Expression Decoding Skills

FaceTales is a training program to improve facial expression decoding skills.
It has been specially designed to improve the sensitivity of psychotherapists and social workers to nonverbal behaviour.
Through diverse tasks of increasing difficulties, you will be presented to different types of facial expressions and you will have to identify the emotion portrayed. At the end of each task, you can see your score and if you can reach the upper level.
FaceTales is being developed by myself and Mike Power (University of Edinburg, United Kingdom), with the technical support of Pierre Mahau (University of Louvain). It is based on the facial expression stimuli set developed by Beaupré and Hess (2005).

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