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On the effects of regional accents on memory and credibility

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dc.contributor.author Frances, Candice
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.contributor.author Baus, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-15T10:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-15T10:18:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Frances C, Costa A, Baus C. On the effects of regional accents on memory and credibility. Acta Psychol. 2018;186:63-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.003
dc.identifier.issn 0001-6918
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47886
dc.description.abstract The information we obtain from how speakers sound—for example their accent—affects how we interpret the messages they convey. A clear example is foreign accented speech, where reduced intelligibility and speaker's social categorization (out-group member) affect memory and the credibility of the message (e.g., less trustworthiness). In the present study, we go one step further and ask whether evaluations of messages are also affected by regional accents—accents from a different region than the listener. In the current study, we report results from three experiments on immediate memory recognition and immediate credibility assessments as well as the illusory truth effect. These revealed no differences between messages conveyed in local—from the same region as the participant—and regional accents—from native speakers of a different country than the participants. Our results suggest that when the accent of a speaker has high intelligibility, social categorization by accent does not seem to negatively affect how we treat the speakers' messages.
dc.description.sponsorship CF is now supported by a MINECO predoctoral grant for predoctoral researchers from the Spanish government (BES-2016-077169). AC was supported by two grants from the Spanish Government, PSI2011-23033, PSI2014-52181-P, a grant from the Catalan Government (AGAUR SGR 268), and a grant from the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013 Cooperation grant agreement nº 613465 - AThEME). CB was supported by the People Program (Marie Curie Actions, FP7-PEOPLE 2014–2016) under REA agreement n°623845 and now is supported by the program Beatriu de Pinòs from the Catalan Government.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Acta Psychologica. 2018;186:63-70
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.003
dc.title On the effects of regional accents on memory and credibility
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.003
dc.subject.keyword Regional accent
dc.subject.keyword Intelligibility
dc.subject.keyword Social categorization
dc.subject.keyword Memory recognition
dc.subject.keyword Credibility
dc.subject.keyword Illusory truth
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/613465
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/BES-2016-077169
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/PSI2011-23033
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/PSI2014-52181-P
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/623845
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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