A dimensional approach to vocal expression of emotion
2005 (English)In: Cognition & Emotion, ISSN 0269-9931, Vol. 19, 633-653 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explored a dimensional approach to vocal expression of emotion. Actors vocally portrayed emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness) with weak and strong emotion intensity. Listeners (30 university students and 6 speech experts) rated each portrayal on 4 emotion dimensions (activation, valence, potency, emotion intensity). The portrayals were also acoustically analyzed with respect to 20 vocal cues (e.g., speech rate, voice intensity, fundamental frequency, spectral energy distribution). The results showed that (a) there were distinct patterns of ratings of activation, valence, and potency for the different emotions, (b) all 4 emotion dimensions were correlated with several vocal cues, (c) listeners’ ratings could be successfully predicted from the vocal cues for all dimensions except valence, and (d) the intensity dimension was positively correlated with the activation dimension in the listeners’ ratings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 19, 633-653 p.
vocal expression, affect, emotion, dimensions, voice cues
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-92374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-92374DiVA: diva2:165423