A Process for Selecting and Validating Awe-Inducing Audio-Visual Stimuli

Alice Chirico*, Pietro Cipresso, Giuseppe Riva, Andrea Gaggioli

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in libroChapter

3 Citazioni (Scopus)


Awe is a complex emotion that influences positively individuals’ wellbeing both at a physical and at a psychological level. Eliciting awe in a lab setting is a delicate task, and several effective techniques have been developed to pursue this goal, such as audio-video stimuli. Nevertheless, a standardized procedure to select these audio-video awe-inducing stimuli is still needed. Therefore, we validated a methodology to select and discriminate among awe- inducing stimuli. The novelty of the methodology is two-fold: (i) it allows testing whether each content elicited the target emotion, and (ii) it allows to identify the most awe-conductive videos, using both classical statistics and Bayesian analyses. Four videos displaying awe, amusement and neutral contents were shown to participants in a counterbalanced order. This procedure allowed for identifying and validating awe-inducing stimuli that can be pliably used to improve individual’s wellbeing and mental health in different contexts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Awe
  • Bayesian
  • Emotions
  • Mood-induction
  • Wellbeing


Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'A Process for Selecting and Validating Awe-Inducing Audio-Visual Stimuli'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo