Emotion refers to any strong feelings, such as joy, sorrow, or fear. It is an affective state of consciousness in which one of these feelings is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.
Any strong feelings, such as joy, sorrow, or fear. An affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like is experienced (as distinguished from cognitive and volitional substrates of consciousness). Emotions can be positive or negative and distressing. The NIH Toolbox Emotion measures include four major domains: Psychological Well-Being, Stress and Self-Efficacy, Social Relationships and Negative Affect.
The NIH Toolbox Emotion Battery, recommended for ages 8+, consists of measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Emotional Support, Friendship, Loneliness, Perceived Rejection, Perceived Hostility, Self-Efficacy, Sadness, Perceived Stress, Fear, and Anger. For ages 18+, the battery also includes measures of Meaning and Purpose and Instrumental Support.
The NIH Toolbox Parent Proxy Emotion Battery, recommended for parents of children ages 3-12, includes measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Positive Peer Interaction, Social Withdrawal, Peer Rejection, Empathic Behaviors, Self-Efficacy, Fear, Perceived Stress, Sadness, and Anger. For those with children ages 3-7, measures for Fear (Over Anxious and Separation Anxiety) are included.