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  • Vocal signals reveal intent to dominate or submit, study finds

    Psychology professor Joey Cheng and her colleagues found that changes in vocal pitch coincided with dominance, but not prestige, in small groups working together on a task.

    Psychology professor Joey Cheng and her colleagues found that changes in vocal pitch coincided with dominance, but not prestige, in small groups working together on a task.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Joey Cheng, call 217-265-6805 (office) or 949-527-8847 (mobile); email jtcheng@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Listen, follow me: Dynamic vocal signals of dominance predict emergent social rank in humans” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    doi: 10.1037/xge0000166