Effects of Emotional Intelligence on the Impression of Irony Created by the Mismatch between Verbal and Nonverbal Cues

Professorship/Faculty: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Jacob, Heike; Kreifelts, Benjamin; Nizielski, Sophia; Schütz, Astrid  ; Wildgruber, Dirk
Title of the Journal: PLoS ONE
ISSN: 1932-6203
Publisher Information: San Francisco, California, US : PLOS
Year of publication: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 10
Pages: e0163211
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163211
Emotional information is conveyed through verbal and nonverbal signals, with nonverbal cues often being considered the decisive factor in the judgment of others’ emotional states. The aim of the present study was to examine how verbal and nonverbal cues are integrated by perceivers. More specifically, we tested whether the mismatch between verbal and nonverbal information was perceived as an expression of irony. Moreover, we investigated the effects of emotional intelligence on the impression of irony. The findings revealed that the mismatch between verbal and nonverbal information created the impression of irony. Furthermore, participants higher in emotional intelligence were faster at rating such stimuli as ironic expressions.
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Document Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/45744
Year of publication: 24. June 2019