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Social power and recognition of emotional prosody: High power is associated with lower recognition accuracy than low power

Uskul, AK and Paulmann, S and Weick, M (2016) 'Social power and recognition of emotional prosody: High power is associated with lower recognition accuracy than low power.' Emotion, 16 (1). 11 - 15. ISSN 1528-3542

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Abstract

© 2015 American Psychological Association. Listeners have to pay close attention to a speaker's tone of voice (prosody) during daily conversations. This is particularly important when trying to infer the emotional state of the speaker. Although a growing body of research has explored how emotions are processed from speech in general, little is known about how psychosocial factors such as social power can shape the perception of vocal emotional attributes. Thus, the present studies explored how social power affects emotional prosody recognition. In a correlational study (Study 1) and an experimental study (Study 2), we show that high power is associated with lower accuracy in emotional prosody recognition than low power. These results, for the first time, suggest that individuals experiencing high or low power perceive emotional tone of voice differently.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 05:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15630

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