LexAffect Project

Emotions play a fundamental role in language learning, use and processing. Words denoting positivity account for a larger part of the lexicon than words denoting negativity, and they also tend to be used more frequently, a phenomenon known as positivity bias. The LexAffect project examines the impact of aging on the affective lexicon in a series of publications entitled:

As part of this project, we have also released a new set of valency norms for 3,600 English words collected during the COVID-19 pandemic from younger and older adults. The data are publicly available at OSF.

Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen
Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen

My research interests include…