Voice Pitch Influences Voters, But Do We Pick Better Leaders As A Consequence?
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Casey A. Klofstad is a researcher at the University of Miami, who studies studies how psychology, society, and biology influence human decision-making.

                       

Voice Pitch Influences Voters, But Do We Pick Better Leaders As A Consequence?

There is a long and ever-growing literature on how human biology influences how we perceive and treat each other. Within this broad area of inquiry, linguists and psychologists have focused on the influence of voice pitch, the “highness” or “lowness” of the voice as determined by the physiology of the throat. In short, a variety of studies show that men and women with lower voices are seen as stronger and more dominant. At the time our group started the research...

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