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Title: Affective dimensions of odor perception: A comparison between swiss, British, and singaporean populations
Authors: Ferdenzi, C.
Schirmer, A. 
Roberts, S.C.
Delplanque, S.
Porcherot, C.
Cayeux, I.
Velazco, M.-I.
Sander, D.
Scherer, K.R.
Grandjean, D.
Keywords: Affective experience
Cross-cultural differences
Dimensional models of emotion
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Citation: Ferdenzi, C., Schirmer, A., Roberts, S.C., Delplanque, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Velazco, M.-I., Sander, D., Scherer, K.R., Grandjean, D. (2011-10). Affective dimensions of odor perception: A comparison between swiss, British, and singaporean populations. Emotion 11 (5) : 1168-1181. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Do affective responses to odors vary as a function of culture? To address this question, we developed two self-report scales in the United Kingdom (Liverpool: LEOS) and in Singapore (city of Singapore: SEOS), following the same procedure as used in the past to develop the Geneva Emotion and Odor Scale (GEOS: Chrea, Grandjean, Delplanque et al., 2009). The final scales were obtained by a three-step reduction of an initial pool of 480 affective terms, retaining only the most relevant terms to describe odor-related subjective affective states and comprised of six (GEOS) or seven affective dimensions (LEOS and SEOS). These included dimensions that were common to the three cultures (Disgust, Happiness Well-being, Sensuality Desire, and Energy), common to the two European samples (Soothing Peacefulness), and dimensions that were culture specific (Sensory Pleasure in Geneva; Nostalgia and Hunger Thirst in Liverpool; Intellectual Stimulation, Spirituality, and Negative Feelings in Singapore). A comparative approach showed that the dimensional organization of odor-related affective terms in a given culture better explained data variability for that culture than data variability for the other cultures, thus highlighting the importance of culture-specific tools in the investigation of odor-related affect. © 2011 American Psychological Association.
Source Title: Emotion
ISSN: 15283542
DOI: 10.1037/a0022853
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