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Influence of expressive versus mechanical musical performance on short-term memory for musical excerpts

Abstract : Although adequate emotion regulation is considered to be essential in every day life, it is especially important in social interactions. However, the question as to what extent two different regulation strategies are effective in changing decision-making in a consequential socially interactive context remains unanswered. We investigated the effect of expressive suppression and emotional reappraisal on strategic decision-making in a social interactive task, that is, the Ultimatum Game. As hypothesized, participants in the emotional reappraisal condition accepted unfair offers more often than participants in the suppression and no-regulation condition. Additionally, the effect of emotional reappraisal influenced the amount of money participants proposed during a second interaction with partners that had treated them unfairly in a previous interaction. These results support and extend previous findings that emotional reappraisal as compared to expressive suppression, is a powerful regulation strategy that influences and changes how we interact with others even in the face of inequity.
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Barbara Tillmann, William Jay Dowling, Philippe Lalitte, Paul Molin, Katrin Schulze, et al.. Influence of expressive versus mechanical musical performance on short-term memory for musical excerpts. Music Perception, University of California Press, 2013, 13 (4), pp.419-425. ⟨10.1525/mp.2013.30.4.419⟩. ⟨halshs-01188638⟩

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