How preferred ear for listening moderates emotional cognitions in the prediction of personality

Jackson, CJ (2005) How preferred ear for listening moderates emotional cognitions in the prediction of personality. Laterality, 10 4: 305-320. doi:10.1080/13576500442000102

Author Jackson, CJ
Title How preferred ear for listening moderates emotional cognitions in the prediction of personality
Journal name Laterality   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-650X
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13576500442000102
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 305
End page 320
Total pages 16
Editor Chris McManus
Michael Corballis
Michael Peters
Place of publication UK
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject C1
380104 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Abstract Two studies investigate how cognitions of aurally presented information interact with aural preference (self-reported preferred ear for listening) in the prediction of personality. In Study 1, participants provided attractiveness cognitions of various statements after listening to aurally presented material. Aural preference x attractiveness interactions significantly predicted Extraversion and Neuroticism. In Study 2, participants provided cognitions of pleasantness from various scenarios. An aural preference x pleasantness interaction significantly predicted Neuroticism. Although other interpretations are possible, I conclude that these findings support the idea of aural preference as a useful measure of hemispheric asymmetry, such that the right hemisphere (left aural preference) provides facilitation of emotional expression, whereas the left hemisphere (right aural preference) provides suppression. My findings support a more historical view of emotional asymmetry than the more modem approach-avoidance perspective and suggest that moderating effects of hemispheric asymmetry are important to include in studies investigating emotions associated with personality.
Keyword Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Psychology, Experimental
Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory
Frontal Brain Asymmetry
Affective Style
Affective Neuroscience
Biological Substrate
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Psychology Publications
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