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While a candidate's voice pitch sways voters, it doesn't result in better leaders

20:00 EDT 13 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(Florida Atlantic University) Studies show that people with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders with greater physical prowess and integrity. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices good or bad for democracy? Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami are the first to address these questions in a new study.

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