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I can hear it in your voice : the relationship between characteristics of autobiographical memories and emotion expression of healthy older people

Leimkötter, S. (2019) I can hear it in your voice : the relationship between characteristics of autobiographical memories and emotion expression of healthy older people.

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Abstract:Autobiographical memories play a significant role in daily life and function. Research found that they can provide a general positive mood, by regulating emotions, which gets especially important, in the last stage of life. When studying emotions, emotion expressions are often focused on. The goal of this study was to expand the current knowledge by answering the question, how the characteristics of autobiographical memories of older people are related to emotion expression regarding prosodic features and word usage. To answer this question, 11 participants were asked to retrieve and to discuss different memories. For that, an adapted version of the Autobiographical Memory Test was used. It was found that specific memories were told with a higher pitch and intensity, that vivid memories were told with a higher intensity, that valence differentiated in word usage and that memories that contained a perspective change included more sensorial words than memories from only one perspective. These findings can be used for future investigations regarding dementia but also regarding emotion recognition of technologies.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies, 17 linguistics and theory of literature, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78015
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