A nonverbal signal in voices of interview partners effectively predicts communication accommodation and social status perceptions.

@article{Gregory1996ANS,
  title={A nonverbal signal in voices of interview partners effectively predicts communication accommodation and social status perceptions.},
  author={Stanford W Gregory and Stephen Webster},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={1231-40}
}
Derivations from nonverbal communications accommodation theory are tested, and this knowledge is extended both theoretically and methodologically. Fast fourier transform and statistical analysis of a low-frequency nonverbal signal-in voices from 25 dyadic interviews between a talk show host and his guests revealed voice convergence between partners. Correlation coefficients from comparisons of partners' voice spectra and factor analysis of the correlation matrix showed that lower status… CONTINUE READING