LINGUIST List 29.2978

Sat Jul 21 2018

Qs: Online Research Study: Auditory First Impressions

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Date: 19-Jul-2018
From: Valerie Freeman <>
Subject: Online Research Study: Auditory First Impressions
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Researchers at Oklahoma State University are conducting an online research study about the first impressions people form when they hear someone talking. We are interested in responses from both linguists and non-linguists, so please share widely. One in five participants will win an electronic Amazon gift card. More details:


- Listen to recordings of people talking and give your impressions about them.
- Fill out personality and attitudes questionnaires about yourself.
- Part 1 involves manipulating a PowerPoint file (20-30 mins). Completing this portion enters you into a drawing for a 1 in 5 chance at a $20 electronic gift card to
- Part 2 is an online survey (20-30 mins). The two parts can be completed in separate sittings.


- over age 18
- native speaker of American English since preschool
- no known speech, hearing, or cognitive disorders
- PowerPoint
- Headphones/earbuds
- Quiet location

Follow this link to complete the study from a computer:

Questions? Contact the researcher:
Dr. Valerie Freeman:
Asst. Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Oklahoma State University

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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