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These databases contain stimuli which are supposed to elicit various emotions.


The Geneva Affective Picture Database:

Description: In this set are 730 images which are supposed to elicit either positive or negative emotions.  The negative pictures where of dangerous animals like spiders and snakes and also of scenes which showed human or animal mistreatment. The set also has positive or neutral pictures of babies and young ones of various species. There is also information about how much effect each picture has on people emotionally according to their research.

License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Link: http://www.affective-sciences.org/en/home/research/materials-and-online-research/research-material/

References:  Dan-Glauser, E. S., & Scherer, K. R. (2011). The Geneva affective picture database (GAPED): a new 730-picture database focusing on valence and normative significance. Behavior research methods, 43(2), 468-477.


International Affective Picture System (IAPS):

Description: This system is still a working progress. The Creators are trying to make a large subset of all kinds of stimuli which is supposed to elicit some specific emotion for example fear, disgust, erotic feelings and so forth.

License: see website.

Link: http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media.html#topmedia

Refrence: Lang, P.J., Bradley, M.M., & Cuthbert, B.N. (2008). International affective picture system (IAPS): Affective ratings of pictures and instruction manual. Technical Report A-8. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.