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Petri Laukka

Petri Laukka

Petri Laukka is an associate professor of psychology at Stockholm University, Sweden. His main research interests are emotion and music psychology. Current research projects include: (a) cross-cultural communication of affect in speech and music; (b) expression of affect in spontaneous speech; (c) functions of music in everyday listening; (d) individual differences in emotion recognition ability (e.g., due to personality, age, or disorders); and (e) neural correlates of the perception and production of vocal affect expressions. He also teaches courses in social psychology, emotion, music psychology, and research methods.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Nonverbal Behavior

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Journal Articles:

  • Juslin, P. N., & Laukka, P. (2004). Expression, perception, and induction of musical emotions: A review and a questionnaire study of everyday listening. Journal of New Music Research, 33, 217-238.
  • Juslin, P. N., & Laukka, P. (2003). Communication of emotion in vocal expression and music performance: Different channels, same code? Psychological Bulletin, 129, 770-814.
  • Juslin, P. N., & Laukka, P. (2001). Impact of intended emotion intensity on cue utilization and decoding accuracy in vocal expression of emotion. Emotion, 1, 381-412.
  • Juslin, P. N., Liljeström, S., Laukka, P., Västfjäll, D., & Lundqvist, L.-O. (2011). Emotional reactions to music in a nationally representative sample of Swedish adults: Prevalence and causal influences. Musicae Scientiae, 15, 174-207.
  • Laukka, P. (2007). Uses of music and psychological well-being among the elderly. Journal of Happiness Studies, 8, 215-241.
  • Laukka, P. (2005). Categorical perception of vocal emotion expressions. Emotion, 5, 277-295.
  • Laukka, P., Audibert, N., & Aubergé, V. (2012). Exploring the determinants of the graded structure of vocal emotion expressions. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 710-719.
  • Laukka, P., & Elfenbein, H. A. (2012). Emotion appraisal dimensions can be inferred from vocal expressions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 529-536.
  • Laukka, P., & Gabrielsson, A. (2000). Emotional expression in drumming performance. Psychology of Music, 28, 181-189.
  • Laukka, P., & Juslin, P. N. (2007). Similar patterns of age-related differences in emotion recognition from speech and music. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 182-191.
  • Laukka, P., Juslin, P. N., & Bresin, R. (2005). A dimensional approach to vocal expression of emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 633-653.
  • Laukka, P., Linnman, C., Ahs, F., Pissiota, A., Frans, O., Faria, V., Michelgard, A., Appel, L., Fredrikson, M., & Furmark, T. (2008). In a nervous voice: Acoustic analysis and perception of anxiety in social phobics' speech. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 195-214.
  • Laukka, P., Neiberg, D., Forsell, M., Karlsson, I., & Elenius, K. (2011). Expression of affect in spontaneous speech: Acoustic correlates, perception, and automatic detection of irritation and resignation. Computer Speech and Language, 25, 84-104.
  • Laukka, P., & Quick, L. (in press). Emotional and motivational uses of music in sports and exercise: A questionnaire study among athletes. Psychology of Music.
  • Laukka, P., Åhs, F., Furmark, T., & Fredrikson, M. (2011). Neurofunctional correlates of expressed vocal affect in social phobia. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 413-425.
  • Leitman, D. I., Laukka, P., Juslin, P. N., Saccente, E., Butler, P., & Javitt, D. C. (2010). Getting the cue: Sensory contributions to auditory emotion recognition impairments in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 36, 545-556.
  • Leitman, D. I., Wolf, D. H., Laukka, P., Ragland, J. D., Valdez, J. N., Turetsky, B. I., Gur, R. E., & Gur, R. C. (2011). Not pitch perfect: Sensory contributions to affective communication impairment in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 70, 611-618.
  • Leitman, D. I., Wolf, D. H., Ragland, J. D., Laukka, P., Loughead, J., Valdez, J. N., Javitt, D. C., Turetsky, B. I., & Gur, R. C. (2010). “It's not what you say, but how you say it”: A reciprocal temporo-frontal network for affective prosody. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, Article 19. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2010.00019
  • Thingujam, N. S., Laukka, P., & Elfenbein, H. A. (2012). Distinct emotional abilities converge: Evidence from emotion understanding and emotion recognition through the voice. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 350-354.

Petri Laukka
Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

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