- Kastherine E. Adams, James M. Tyler
- Published Online:
- 04 Jun 2015
- Volume/Issue No:
- Volume 51 Issue 5
What did you say? Self‐regulatory depletion impairs interpretation of vocal cues
Evidence indicates that people are motivated to interpret environmental cues to belongingness, but doing so can be challenging. Prior evidence shows that the self's regulatory resources are consumed when interpreting complex facial displays; with this study, we examined how the depletion of such resources may impact the ability to interpret vocal tones. Results showed that depletion decreased accuracy in identifying complex (vs. simple) vocal cues, which extends prior work and offers a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between self‐regulatory resources and the ability to effectively interpret one's social environment.
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