ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

中国科学院心理研究所

• 研究报告 •

中国情绪调节词语库的初步编制与试用

1. 1四川师范大学脑与心理科学研究院, 成都 610066
2西南大学心理学部, 重庆 400715
3曲阜师范大学心理学院, 山东 曲阜 273165
• 收稿日期:2019-10-09 出版日期:2021-05-25 发布日期:2021-03-29
• 通讯作者: 张祎程 E-mail:zhangyc233@foxmail.com
• 基金资助:
*国家自然科学基金项目资助(NSFC31971018)

The establishment of Chinese Emotion Regulation Word System (CERWS) and its pilot test

YUAN Jiajin1, ZHANG Yicheng2(), CHEN Shengdong3, LUO Li2, RU Yishan2

1. 1Institute of Brain and Psychological Sciences, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610066, China
2Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
3School of Psychology, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China
• Received:2019-10-09 Online:2021-05-25 Published:2021-03-29
• Contact: ZHANG Yicheng E-mail:zhangyc233@foxmail.com

Abstract:

Implicit emotion regulation has become a hotspot of emotion regulation research recently. However, currently there is no standardized emotion regulation word system for researchers in the field of implicit emotion regulation. The purpose of this study is to establish a Chinese Emotion Regulation Word System (CERWS) by multi-dimensional ratings and analysis of emotional regulation words, and then to verify the effectiveness of the system by experiments.
In Study 1, two hundred and twenty-six emotion regulation words (N = 226) were selected as preliminary materials by group discussion. Among them, 176 were judged as emotion regulation words that corresponded to five commonly used strategies (acceptance, distraction, venting, suppression and reappraisal) and 50 as neutral words. One hundred and twenty-eight participants (N = 128) rated the representativeness of words on five emotion regulation strategies. To ensure that the selected words are not mixed in strategic meanings, the words that exclusively represent one regulatory strategy or neutral meanings were selected into CERWS as emotion regulation words or neutral words, respectively. The words of CERWS were further rated by participants on the dimensions of valence, arousal, dominance, motivational tendency, familiarity and spelling complexity (N = 128). Thirty participants were randomly selected and retested one month later (N = 30).
In Study 2, the emotion regulation effect of words in CERWS was further investigated. The regulatory effect of 5 strategies of CERWS on negative emotion was tested using a typical implicit emotion regulation paradigm (sentence unscrambling task). One hundred and ninety-six participants (N = 196) were involved in Study 2, who were divided into six groups (five implicit emotion regulation groups and one control group). Before viewing neutral and disgust pictures, the participants in implicit emotion regulation groups were required to complete the sentence unscrambling tasks to prime the emotion regulation strategy, while the participants in the control group were required to complete the sentence unscrambling task that was unrelated to emotion regulation.
The CERWS was established in Study 1. One hundred and forty-nine emotion regulation words (N = 149) were selected into 6 groups (acceptance, distraction, venting, suppression, reappraisal and neutral) of CERWS. Comparing the attributes of emotion regulation words with those of neutral words, we found that five emotion regulation strategies had different affective connotation. For example, acceptance strategy was characterized by high pleasure, high dominance, high approach tendency and low arousal. In terms of gender differences, males were more pleasant with the words of distraction strategy, while females were more familiar with the words of acceptance strategy. The test-retest reliability was more than 0.7 after one month. The Cronbach’s α coefficients and Kendall’s coefficients of concordance of CERWS fit with relevant criteria. Moreover, results of Study 2 showed that implicit reappraisal and implicit suppression strategies decreased the emotional valence and arousal ratings significantly, and implicit distraction strategy decreased the emotional arousal ratings significantly.
In conclusion, this study has established a standardized emotion regulation words system with good reliability. Moreover, this study has verified the regulatory effect of implicit reappraisal, suppression and distraction strategies on negative emotions, which provides a reference for the future use of the system.