This study investigated vocal cues that differentiate sarcastic utterances from non-sarcastic utterances. Utterances were drawn from videotapes of participant interviews and arranged on a master tape for analysis. Utterances that were identified as sarcastic by speakers and recognized as sarcastic by listeners were randomly arranged with utterances… (More)
This study examined how relational type and empathy affect the use of sarcasm. We paired interviewers of high and low empathy with either an interviewee who was closely related or a stranger. Interviewers were given 10 questions to ask the interviewee, alternating sarcastic questions with sincere questions. Following each interview, participants completed… (More)
Participants (N = 139) listened to 15 speakers (8 deceptive, 7 truthful) in one of three conditions, left ear (right hemisphere), right ear (left hemisphere), and both ears (combined hemispheres) and attempted to decide which speakers were deceptive. Accuracy of detection was not significantly different across the three conditions.
This study examined facial expression in the presentation of sarcasm. 60 responses (sarcastic responses = 30, nonsarcastic responses = 30) from 40 different speakers were coded by two trained coders. Expressions in three facial areas--eyebrow, eyes, and mouth--were evaluated. Only movement in the mouth area significantly differentiated ratings of sarcasm… (More)
The effects of variations in speaker rate and pitch on listener recall were studied. One hundred and twenty participants listened to an audiotape of one of two individuals speaking in one of four different styles--low variation in both rate and pitch, variation in rate but not in pitch, variation in pitch but not in rate, and variation in both rate and… (More)