Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting
To investigate how angry prosody influences forgetting, neutral words spoken either in neutral or angry prosody were presented using the listwise directed forgetting paradigm, and their memory was assessed using a recognition test. When the study items were spoken angrily, we found disrupted forgetting (i.e. no costs), but enhance remembering (i.e. benefits). When the study items were spoken neutrally, however, neither forgetting nor benefits was observed. Further analyses showed that directed forgetting did not influence the response bias. Taken together, these findings suggest that emotional prosody undermines forgetting but facilitates remembering.
emotional prosody, directed forgetting, memory cost, memory benefits, recognition
Cognitive Psychology | Social Psychology
Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012), 13-14 February 2012
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YANG, Hwajin, & YANG, S..(2012). Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012), 13-14 February 2012, Singapore.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1095