Emotional Responses to Information and Warning SoundsDaniel Vastfjall1*, Penny Bergman2, Anders Sköld2, Ana Tajadura3 and Pontus Larsson3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Prof. Daniel Västfjäll
Department of Psychology
Linköping University, Sweden
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 03, 2012; Accepted Date: July 05, 2012; Published Date: July 07, 2012
Citation: Vastfjall D, Bergman P, Sköld A, Tajadura A, Larsson P (2012) Emotional Responses to Information and Warning Sounds. J Ergonomics 1:106. doi: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000106
Copyright: © 2012 Vastfjall D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Two studies examined emotional reactions to warning and information sounds. Study 1 showed that warning sounds designed to convey four levels of warning could be differentiated with self-report measures of emotional reactions. Study 2 validated this finding with physiological measures of emotion. Results are discussed in relation to creation of warning and information sounds and methods for assessing the effectiveness of such sounds.