The Whissell Dictionary – References

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Whissell C., “Using the Revised Dictionary of Affect in Language to quantify the emotional undertones of samples of natural language.” Psychology Reports. 2009 Oct;105(2):509-21. Link

Richards PM, Persinger MA, Koren SA. “Modification of activation and evaluation properties of narratives by weak complex magnetic field patterns that simulate limbic burst firing.” International Journal of Neuroscience. 1993 Jul-Aug;71(1-4):71-85.  link

Churchill DR, Persinger MA, Thomas AW. “Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXVII. Increased geomagnetic activity and decreased pleasantness of spontaneous narratives for percipients but not agents.” Perceptual and Motor Skills. 1994 Aug;79(1 Pt 2):387-92. link

Sweeney, Kevin, and Cynthia Whissell. “A dictionary of affect in language: I. Establishment and preliminary validation.” Perceptual and motor skills 59.3 (1984): 695-698.
Whissell, Cynthia, et al. “A dictionary of affect in language: IV. Reliability, validity, and applications.” Perceptual and Motor Skills 62.3 (1986): 875-888.
Whissell, Cynthia M., and Helen Berezowski. “A Dictionary of Affect in Language: V. What is an emotion?.” Perceptual and motor skills 63.3 (1986): 1156-1158.
Whissel, Cynthia M. “The dictionary of affect in language, Emotion: Theory, Research and Experience: vol. 4, The Measurement of Emotions, R.” Plutchik and H. Kellerman, Eds., New York: Academic (1989).
Whissell, Cynthia M. “A computer program for the objective analysis of style and emotional connotations of prose: Hemingway, Galsworthy, and Faulkner compared.” Perceptual and Motor Skills 79.2 (1994): 815-824.
Whissell, Cynthia. “Readers’ opinions of romantic poetry are consistent with emotional measures based on the Dictionary of Affect in Language.” Perceptual and motor skills 96.3 (2003): 990-992.