Detection of anger with and without control for affective computing systems

Elena Spiridon*, Stephen H. Fairclough

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Abstract

Feedback from affective computing interfaces should improve awareness and self-regulation of negative emotional states, such as anger. The aim of this study was to identify cardiovascular and electroencephalography-based indicators of anger, in combination with level of control. Forty participants were split into four experimental groups: anger/no control, anger/control, neutral/no control and neutral/control. Anger (anger state vs. neutral state) was manipulated via verbal mood induction. In addition, participants were exposed to a computer-based problem-solving task where the keyboard either worked correctly (control) or malfunctioned (no control). Various psychophysiological variables (including blood pressure, cardiovascular impedance, electroencephalography and facial electromyography), in addition to self-report variables, were obtained. Statistical analyses of self-report variables indicated that manipulation of anger and control was successful. Blood pressure and electroencephalography were found to be sensitive to the anger with no control state. Implications of the study are discussed in relation to the development of biocybernetic systems to monitor different categories of anger.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009
Pages1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2009
Event2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Sep 200912 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009

Conference

Conference2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period10/09/0912/09/09

Keywords

  • computing systems

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