A Study of Emotional Dimension that takes into account the Characteristics of the Arousal axis

각성 축의 특성을 고려한 감정차원에 관한 연구

  • Han, Eui-Hwan (Department of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University) ;
  • Cha, Hyung-Tai (Department of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University)
  • 한의환 (숭실대학교 대학원 전자공학과) ;
  • 차형태 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부)
  • Received : 2014.03.04
  • Accepted : 2014.08.18
  • Published : 2014.09.30


In this paper, we verify the relation between elements (active and inactive) of Russell's emotional dimension ("A Circumplex Model") to propose a new representing method. Russell's emotional dimension expresses emotional words (happy, joy, sad, nervous, etc.) as a point on the two dimensions (Arousal and Valence). It is most commonly used in many filed such as Science of Emotion & Sensibility, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Psychology etc. But other researchers have insisted that Russell's emotional dimension have to be modified because of its inherent problems. Such problems included the possibility of mixed feelings, the difference of emotion and sensibility, and the difference of Arousal axis and Valence axis. Therefore, we verify relationship of A Circumplex Model's elements (active and inactive) and find how to people express their Arousal feelings using survey. We finally propose new method to express emotion in Russell's emotional dimension. Using this method, we can solve Russell's problems and compensate other researches.


Supported by : 숭실대학교


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