Title

Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords

emotional prosody, directed forgetting, memory cost, memory benefits, recognition

Discipline

Cognitive Psychology | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2012), 13-14 February 2012

City or Country

Singapore

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