The influence of neuroticism and psychological symptoms on the assessment of images in three-dimensional emotion space

Steffen Walter, Henrik Kessler, Sascha Gruss, Lucia Jerg-Bretzke, Andreas Scheck, Jochen Ströbel, Holger Hoffmann & Harald C. Traue
Objective: The present study investigated the influence of neuroticism (NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI)) and psychological symptoms (Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)) on pleasure, arousal, and dominance (PAD) ratings of the International Affective Picture System (IAPS). Methods: The subjects (N=131) were presented with images from the IAPS (30 images) and new images (30 images). The influence of neuroticism and BSI (median split: high vs. low) on the assessment of pleasure, arousal and dominance of the images was...