In an app I am creating I am profiling user behavior in a multitude of different ways. One of the techniques I would like to use is track the imagery they interact with to get a handle on their current mood. The imagery uses an internal tagging nomenclature that indicates various aspects of the image one of which is the key feeling it is intended to trigger. The feelings I am using are something along the lines of
Health, Desire, Hunger, Comfort, Indulgence, Relief, Peace, Relaxation, Nurture, Creativity, Excitement
To provide a context here is a clutch of images (not the actual ones I am using)
My intent here is to attempt to build up a corpus of knowledge regarding the moods of the user and the way they vary over time and space based on what types of imagery they interact - in the sense of tap on to engage with the asssociated content - with.
I use a large range of profiling techniques most of which have a firm basis in published research. And then every once in a while I think of an idea such as this one "all on my own". Which brings me to my question - is there any scientific literature on the subject that reduces feelings triggered by images to a core list? Having such a list would assist me in tagging the imagery I use in the app.
I have researched the subject on Google, ResearchGate and Elsevier but come up with nothing useful. This could be in part because I am searching for the wrong terms - I am afterall, a mere IT guy who is blundering into psychology.
I have found useful information in resources such as this one. Whilst I appreciate the insights and sense that they are talking sense there is very little by way of referenced research to back up what is claimed.