We have recorded voice actors portraying emotion (such as happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, disgust, and neutral/ no emotion) through the voice. The purpose of this research study is to validate those vocal emotion stimuli.

The experiment consists of 6 blocks (3 with female and 3 with male voice actors). In the first block of each voice sex, you are asked to make quick judgements on the type of emotion that you perceive from the recordings. In the following 2 blocks you will be told the actor’s intended emotion and judge how recognisable and authentic (i.e. genuine) the intended emotion sounded to you.

In total, the experiment should take no more than 30 minutes. Please use headphones and/or a quiet environment for this experiment.

We really appreciate your time in taking part. We can compensate you with either £3 or offer 2 participation credits to Psychology students in their first year at the University of Glasgow. For receiving either payment or having participation credits allocated, please email Gaby at g.mahrholz.1@research.gla.ac.uk after completing the experiment. Please include your Experimentum user name and GUID in that email. Be aware that payments need to be collected in person from the Psychology department (once the lockdown gets lifted).

Please do not participate in this experiment if you

~ are under 16 years of age,
~ have any hearing impairments or hearing aids,
~ are currently taking any medication related to a mental health condition (i.e. anti-depressants, anti-anxiety),
~ have participated in my other Experimentum project on trustworthiness (https://exp.psy.gla.ac.uk/project?trust), or
~ had your voice recorded for our voice database (recorded by Gaby at the University of Glasgow – g.mahrholz.1@research.gla.ac.uk).

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