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Exploring the Effects of Personality Traits on the Perception of Emotions From Prosody

Furnes, Desire and Berg, Hege and Mitchell, Rachel M and Paulmann, Silke (2019) 'Exploring the Effects of Personality Traits on the Perception of Emotions From Prosody.' Frontiers in Psychology, 10. ISSN 1664-1078

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It has repeatedly been argued that individual differences in personality influence emotion processing, but findings from both the facial and vocal emotion recognition literature are contradictive, suggesting a lack of reliability across studies. To explore this relationship further in a more systematic manner using the Big Five Inventory, we designed two studies employing different research paradigms. Study 1 explored the relationship between personality traits and vocal emotion recognition accuracy while Study 2 examined how personality traits relate to vocal emotion recognition speed. The combined results did not indicate a pairwise linear relationship between self-reported individual differences in personality and vocal emotion processing, suggesting that the continuously proposed influence of personality characteristics on vocal emotion processing might have been overemphasized previously.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional prosody, personality traits, emotional recognition accuracy, emotional recognition speed, tone of voice, vocal emotion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 09:35

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