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SILVA, Jaime R. International Affective Picture System (IAPS) in Chile: A cross-cultural adaptation and validation study. Ter Psicol [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.2, pp. 251-258. ISSN 0718-4808. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082011000200012.
The International Affective Picture System (IAPS) (Lang, Ohman, & Vaitl, 1988) is a standardized set of photographs to induce emotions in the context of experimental investigations. The aim of this study was determine the psychometric behavior of the IAPS for the preparation of standards in the Chilean population and the subsequent validation of the instrument for its use in Chile. 208 university students participated (40% men) and had an affective experience induced using the presentation of visual stimuli extracted from sets 7 and 14 of the IAPS. In order to evaluate valence, arousal and dominance, the self-assessment manikin (SAM) was used, made up of pictographic scales for each dimension and a scale of continuous variation of emotional reactions. The IAPS showed psychometric behavior comparable to the original, with the same boomerang-shaped distribution of scores being found in the valence/arousal relationship. The IAPS is a reliable tool for inducing emotions in studies related to affectivity.
Keywords : International Affective Picture System; cross-cultural validation.