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Poster B8

The Second Database of Emotional Videos from Ottawa (DEVO-2): Over 1300 Brief Video Clips Rated on Valence, Arousal, Impact, and Familiarity

Poster Session B - Sunday, April 14, 2024, 8:00 – 10:00 am EDT, Sheraton Hall ABC

Patrick Davidson1 (, Alex Castro1, Steven Carton1, Vanessa Cunha1, Charles Collin1; 1University of Ottawa

We introduce an updated set of video clips for research on emotion and its relations with perception, cognition, and behavior. These 1380 higher-resolution, brief video clips each portray realistic episodes; many are paired with similar alternatives from the same source to serve as foils on a recognition memory test. Undergraduate students rated the videos on Valence, Arousal, Impact, and Familiarity. As expected, Valence and Arousal ratings were related in a U-shaped function, and Arousal and Impact were positively linearly associated with one another. Ratings of Familiarity were near zero on average, verifying that the clips came from obscure sources. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed that they could be grouped by Valence, Arousal, and Impact for selection of subsets for future studies. The videos can be used in similar ways to static images but have the advantage of being dynamic and thus more ecologically valid.

Topic Area: EMOTION & SOCIAL: Emotional responding


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