The uses of emotion maps in research and clinical practice with families and couples: methodological innovation and critical inquiry.
Bottom Line: This graphic participatory method was developed in sociological studies to examine everyday family relationships.For clinicians working with families, couples, and young people, the importance of gaining insight into how lives are lived, at home, cannot be understated.Hot spots in the household become visualized, facilitating dialogue on prevailing issues and how these events may be perceived differently by different family members.
Affiliation: Dept of Social Policy and Criminology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: In this context, in research practice, emotion maps are produced over a 1-week period using a set of colored emoticon stickers denoting laughter, happy, indifference, sadness, upset, grumpiness or anger, and love/affection (see Figure 1).
Affiliation: Dept of Social Policy and Criminology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.