Department of Psychology
This study evaluated the following hypothesis: Vocal pitch affects perceptions of the Big Five personality traits. Students (n=191) from a small private Mid-West university were surveyed using voice manipulated recordings. The independent variable, vocal pitch, was evaluated at the following levels: low, medium, and high.
Alisha Boling, Jennifer Prater, and Brittany Sommers (2010).
Initial Impressions: The Role of Vocal Pitch in Perception Formation.