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Description of the Affective Tigger

Today's Tigger is a Disney character. Originally created by Alan Alexander Milne in 1926, the Tigger character is the psychological child of the Winnie-the-Pooh collection, bouncy and exciting [Hoff, 1992]. Tigger is described as ``a Very Bouncy Animal, with a way of saying How-do-you-do, which always left your ears full of sand...'' [Milne, 1928]. Of all the Winnie The Pooh characters, Tigger is the most emotionally expressive. His primitive range of emotions (happy to sad) are easily identified by even the youngest of children. Additionally, his vibrant orange coat with the jet black stripes offer an immediate attraction to infants. Tigger's personality is most often happy, or joyful. This is what permits him to easily `bounce' back from an unpleasant emotional episode.

Dana L Kirsch
Tue May 25 08:59:22 EDT 1999