Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

Accented Speakers May Find It Advantageous to Speak Up in Court

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

23rd Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Sciences

Location

Washington, D.C.

Event Date

5-27-2011

Keywords

Law, criminal justice, accent, court

Abstract

Participants rated the testimony (from an auto accident) of a Hispanic accented speaker, a Middle Eastern accented speaker, or a transcript on accuracy, credibility, deceptiveness, and guilt. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant main effects for condition and gender. Accented speakers were rated more positively than a transcript, especially by women.

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