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The Psychology of PassionA Dualistic Model$
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Robert J. Vallerand

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199777600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777600.001.0001

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The Method of Passion

The Method of Passion

(p.69) Chapter 4 The Method of Passion
The Psychology of Passion

Robert J. Vallerand

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the methodological tools that have been developed to study passion. First, the Passion Scale is presented. This scale has been shown to display high levels of validity and reliability; twenty studies have provided support for the factor structure of the scale. In addition, results of a large-scale study by Marsh et al. (2013) provide strong support for the invariance of the Passion Scale over a number of factors, including sex, language, and type of activities. This chapter also presents the experimental procedures found to validly induce the targeted type of passion. It is now possible to induce harmonious (or obsessive) passion in people and observe the effects at a given point in time. Overall, these methodological tools allow us to study the two types of passion as well as their determinants and outcomes.

Keywords:   Passion Scale, methodology, validity, reliability, invariance

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