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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (2) : 237-246     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00237
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The factors affecting attractiveness of human voice
ZHENG Yi; SHANG Junchen; LI Boran; LIANG Yaowen; HE Jiamei; YOU Yilin;  JIANG Zhongqing
(1 College of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China); (2 College of Film & TV Art, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China)
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Abstract  

Voice attractiveness plays an important role in interpersonal communication. Factors affecting voice attractiveness can be divided into two aspects: related to the speaker or the listener, respectively. Factors related to the speaker include the speaker’s hormone level (e.g., androgen and estrogen), manner of articulation, motivational state, and facial attractiveness. Factors derived from the listener include the listener’s physiological hormone level, physical health and physical characteristics, as well as the relationship of the listener to the speaker, and the content of the audio material. Future research could explore the effects of verbal emotional prosody and the listener’s motivational state on the voice attractiveness rating, and whether speakers can self-regulate their vocal physical characteristics to improve their vocal attractiveness.

Keywords voice attractiveness      speaker      listener      physiological factors      psychological factors      social factors     
Corresponding Authors: JIANG Zhongqing , E-mail: jzqcjj@hotmail.com   
Issue Date: 15 February 2017
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ZHENG Yi,SHANG Junchen,LI Boran, et al. The factors affecting attractiveness of human voice[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(2): 237-246.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00237     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2017/V25/I2/237
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