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Title: Affective Dimensions of Odor Perception: A Comparison Between Swiss, British, and Singaporean Populations
Authors: Ferdenzi, Camille
Schirmer, Annett
Roberts, S Craig
Delplanque, Sylvain
Porcherot, Christelle
Cayeux, Isabelle
Velazco, Maria-Ines
Sander, David
Scherer, Klaus R
Grandjean, Didier
Contact Email: craig.roberts@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: olfaction
affective experience
self-report
cross-cultural differences
dimensional models of emotion
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Ferdenzi C, Schirmer A, Roberts SC, Delplanque S, Porcherot C, Cayeux I, Velazco M, Sander D, Scherer KR & Grandjean D (2011) Affective Dimensions of Odor Perception: A Comparison Between Swiss, British, and Singaporean Populations, Emotion, 11 (5), pp. 1168-1181.
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 culturespecific tools in the investigation of odor-related affect.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10772
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0022853
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Affiliation: University of Geneva
National University of Singapore
Psychology
University of Geneva
Firmenich, Switzerland
Firmenich, Switzerland
Firmenich, Switzerland
University of Geneva
University of Geneva
University of Geneva

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