Title

Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

To investigate how angry prosody influencesforgetting, neutral words spoken either in neutral or angryprosody were presented using the listwise directed forgettingparadigm, and their memory was assessed using a recognitiontest. When the study items were spoken angrily, we founddisrupted forgetting (i.e., no costs), but enhanced remembering(i.e., benefits). When the study items were spoken neutrally,however, neither forgetting nor benefits was observed. Furtheranalyses showed that directed forgetting did not influence theresponse bias. Taken together, these findings suggest thatemotional prosody undermines forgetting but facilitatesremembering.

Keywords

Emotional prosody, Directed forgetting, Memory cost, Memory benefits, Recognition

Discipline

Cognitive Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 25-26 February 2013

First Page

59

Last Page

64

ISBN

8231039200

Identifier

10.5176/2251-1865_CBP40

Publisher

GSTF

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5176/2251-1865_CBP40

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