Title

The Strength of Emotional Comprehension Across Language

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to research the general population's ability to interpret emotion expressed in a written foreign language. To perform our experiment, a tree diagram with different levels of emotional complexity was administered to each of our subjects. They then read a number of excerpts of book quotes, movie quotes, and song lyrics which had been translated to a different language if they were not originally composed in that language. The data collected was a measure of how accurate their interpretation of the emotion was. Using statistical analysis, significance was determined in a number of strata. All points of significance considered, the data confirmed that to a moderately complex extent, people are able to interpret emotion across language.

Location

Furman Hall 208

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 28th, 11:15 AM

The Strength of Emotional Comprehension Across Language

Furman Hall 208

The purpose of this project is to research the general population's ability to interpret emotion expressed in a written foreign language. To perform our experiment, a tree diagram with different levels of emotional complexity was administered to each of our subjects. They then read a number of excerpts of book quotes, movie quotes, and song lyrics which had been translated to a different language if they were not originally composed in that language. The data collected was a measure of how accurate their interpretation of the emotion was. Using statistical analysis, significance was determined in a number of strata. All points of significance considered, the data confirmed that to a moderately complex extent, people are able to interpret emotion across language.