Effects of Speech Rate on Personality Perception

@article{Smith1975EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Speech Rate on Personality Perception},
  author={Bruce L. Smith and Bruce L. Brown and William J. Strong and Alvin C. Rencher},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  year={1975},
  volume={18},
  pages={145 - 152}
}
Using the voices of six subjects, representing various social and educational backgrounds, fifty-four synthetic voices were generated by computer. Each normal voice was both increased and decreased in rate by 121/2, 25, 371/2, and 50 per cent. Judges evaluated the fifty-four voices using a series of adjectives representing two major personality factors of " competence " and " benevolence ". Several statistical analyses were performed, and it was found that the competence factor was much more… 

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