Bruntsch Ruch

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Completed research project

Title / Titel Personality and ability influences on irony detection and production performance
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Summary / Zusammenfassung This project aims at 1) developing means of assessing interindividual variance in irony detection and production performance among healthy adults, and 2) using these novel assessment tools to investigate personality and ability influences on irony detection and production performance. Two different novel irony detection performance tests were constructed and will be evaluated in terms of psychometric properties and validity. Employing these instruments, the influence of humor-related as well as broad personality traits and intelligence on irony detection performance will be studied. Furthermore, irony production performance in terms of use of ironic utterances in predetermined scenarios will be analyzed with regard to personality and humor influences. Results are expected to 1) demonstrate the existence of meaningful interindividual variance in irony detection performance, 2) evaluate the influence of ability, personality and humor when dealing with ironic speech, 3) present a paradigm how to investigate traits with both, ability and preference components.
Publications / Publikationen Bruntsch, R., Hofmann, J., & Ruch, W. (in press). Virgin soil in irony research: Personality, humor, and the "sense of irony". Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Irony, Personality, Humor
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dipl.-Psych. Richard Bruntsch (Project Leader)
Prof. Dr. Willibald Ruch (Project Leader)  
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career)
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Feb 2015 to Feb 2017