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Vocal emotional expressions: Proxies for decision making in emergency calls?
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
2012 (English)In: Individual Sources, Dynamics, and Expressions of Emotion (Research on Emotion in Organizations / [ed] Wilfred J. Zerbe, Neal M. Ashkanasy, Charmine E.J. Härtel, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012, 227-248 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on whether perceived emotional intensity and help need is possible to discriminate in expressions of fear and neutrality in brief authentic emergency calls. Extraction of acoustic parameters of fear and neutrality was done prior to letting participants listen to a low-pass-filtered stimuli set. Participants discriminated fear and neutrality in both the intensity and help need condition. In turn, judged intensity and judged help need correlated strongly, with partial correlations indicating that participants use acoustically measured intensity (mean dB) as information to infer the intensity/help need relationship. We also discuss the implications of emotional expression in the call centre domain.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012. 227-248 p.
, Research on Emotion in Organizations, ISSN 1746-9791 ; 9
Keyword [en]
Emotion, expression, judgment, vocal
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11747DOI: 10.1108/S1746-9791(2013)0000009015OAI: diva2:912588
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-03-18Bibliographically approved

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