publication . Article . 2013

Cross-cultural emotional prosody recognition: Evidence from Chinese and British listeners

Silke Paulmann; Ayse K. Uskul;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
This cross-cultural study of emotional tone of voice recognition tests the in-group advantage hypothesis (Elfenbein & Ambady, 2002) employing a quasi-balanced design. Individuals of Chinese and British background were asked to recognize pseudo-sentences produced by Chinese and British native speakers, displaying one of seven emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happy, neutral tone of voice, sad, and surprise). Findings revealed that emotional displays were recognized at rates higher than predicted by chance; however, members of each cultural group were more accurate in recognizing the displays communicated by a member of their own cultural group than a member of the ...
free text keywords: H1, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Developmental and Educational Psychology, Surprise, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Ethnic group, Cultural group selection, Nonverbal communication, Anger, Cognitive psychology, Psychology, Emotional prosody, Prosody, Disgust, Social psychology
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