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Cross-cultural study of emotional component of perceived quality of acoustical events 994

Vyskochil N.A.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

Nosulenko V.N.
PhD in Psychology, Chief Researcher, Laboratory of cognitive processes and mathematical psychology, Institute of Psychology, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Samoylenko E.S.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of Laboratory of cognitive processes and mathematical psychology, Institute of psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

In the article, the results of empirical study of peculiarities of acoustical events’ perception by representatives of three cultural groups from Tuva, Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Moscow are presented. The aim of the study based on the perceived quality paradigm was to contribute to creation of the library of emotionally charged acoustical events. The results of an analysis of verbalizations produced by participants when perceiving acoustical events are given. A set of criterions are proposed to identify an emotionally charged acoustical event. The criterions were used to identify from a set of 23 sounds those 7 ones that were unambiguously attributed by all the three groups of listeners to the concrete emotions. Perspectives of further research and conditions of selecting the ecologically valid sounds for the library are outlined. Elaboration of the method and criteria for identification of emotional components of acoustical events’ perceived quality was financially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant 15-06-05499 “Perceived quality of acoustical environment in the course of technological changes”, under the direction of V. N. Nosulenko). Empirical data was gathered in the framework of the President grant MK-7002.2015.6 “Ethno-psychological peculiarities of perception of emotionally charged acoustical events” (under the direction of N.A. Vyskochil).

Keywords: perceived quality, verbalization, acoustic event, emotions, cross-cultural studies

Column: Psychology of Perception


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