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PSY 226 October 4th Vocal Cues • Paralinguistic Context – Non-verbal aspects of speaking such as volume, stress, pitch, speed, tone of voice, pauses, sighs • Two aspects studied: 1. Vocal maturity (babyish, mature) 1. Mature: deeper tone, lower pitch, no hesitation 2. Vocal attractiveness (pleasant to listeners) 1. Attractive: resonant, articulate, good range less attractive: more monotonous, more pauses, limited range Non-verbal Communication • Why has non-verbal communication persisted when we have verbal communication? 1. Easier to use (e.g. shapes, sizes) 2. More powerful and more subtle in communicating emotion 3. Less easily controlled  more likely to portray what we honestly feel 4. Regulates change of information along with verbal communication First Impressions of Others • We are only moderately accurate about others – Abraham Luchins (1957) – story about “Jim” – First information takes priority over other information • Where do we go wrong? – Two-stage information processing – More weight to information that comes first – Primacy effect
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