Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting
Conference Proceeding Article
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.
Emotional prosody, Directed forgetting, Memory cost, Memory benefits, Recognition
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 25-26 February 2013
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YANG, Hwajin and YANG, Sujin, "Effects of Emotional Prosody on Directed Forgetting" (2012). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 1156.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1156