Emotional habituation to filmed violence employing the startle probe response
thesisposted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Melissa Lee. White
This thesis identified the following: Overall, repeated exposure to filmed violence resulted in habituation of emotional response, both subjective and objective. Subsequently, further confirming the utility of the eyeblink startle response as an objective measure of emotional response. Women experienced the films as more aversive than men, and neuroticism was most powerfully implicated. Emotional response is mediated by the contextual features of the film presented.