The effects of voice pitch and race on perceived leadership ability and threat

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We experimentally tested whether voice pitch differentially affects perceptions of leadership and threat in Black and White men. Men with lower-pitched voices were perceived as more competent leaders and less threatening. However, contrary to our predictions, Black men were rated as better leaders, regardless of voice pitch.

Mar 1, 2019 11:30 AM — 12:20 PM
Palais des congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, Paris, FR 75017
Keana Richards
Keana Richards
Doctoral researcher

Studying psychology and statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.