SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.1 número2Apego adulto y conflicto: acotando su relaciónFactores macro y su influencia en las percepciones familiares en dos culturas índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • No hay artículos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Acta de investigación psicológica

versión On-line ISSN 2007-4719versión impresa ISSN 2007-4832


SANCHEZ ARAGON, Rozzana. Emotional Structure of Romantic Passion Intensity. Acta de investigación psicol [online]. 2011, vol.1, n.2, pp.254-273. ISSN 2007-4719.

Emotions play an essential role in the human being life. Although emotions define the meaningful individual experiences; their nature, causes and consequences, are very difficult issues to understand. Among the relevant psychological contributions about affective states, the work done by Frijda (1986, 1996, 2009) had identified as fundamental basis of emotions: the interest to experience emotion, its appraisal, its intensity and individual predisposition to feel emotions. On the other hand, passion has been considered as a cultural universal (Brown, 1991; Buss, 1988, Hatfield & Rapson, 1993), and as an emotion that triggers positive and negative behaviors (Sánchez-Aragón, 2007). Based on this, present research was oriented to: 1) design and validate several measures that operationalize the constructs proposed by Frijda in the case of passion in Mexican adults, 2) explore the interrelations among those in males and females; and finally, 3) examine the gender differences about them. Findings show good psychometric qualities in measures developed, some characteristic patterns in the correlations for males and females, and a feminine predominance on intensity and a masculine one about emotional control.

Palabras llave : Intensity; Interest; Emotions; Passion; Measurement.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons