Effects of perceived disability on persuasiveness of computer-synthesized speech.

@article{Stern2002EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of perceived disability on persuasiveness of computer-synthesized speech.},
  author={Steven E. Stern and John W. Mullennix and Stephen J. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={411-7}
}
Are perceptions of computer-synthesized speech altered by the belief that the person using this technology is disabled? In a 2 x 2 factorial design, participants completed an attitude pretest and were randomly assigned to watch an actor deliver a persuasive appeal under 1 of the following 4 conditions: disabled or nondisabled using normal speech and disabled or nondisabled using computer-synthesized speech. Participants then completed a posttest survey and a series of questionnaires assessing… CONTINUE READING