—Despite the great attention to the study of
aggression in general, today we can see surprisingly small
amount of research on the perception of aggression. Current
work was inspired by the results of our previous study about
prevailing perceptions of masculine and feminine aggression
that showed that in general men are believed to be more
aggressive, but also both for men and for women there is a
tendency to consider their own aggressiveness as more high
than it is in perception of the opposite gender and in general
women evaluate both genders as more aggressive than men do.
We were interested whether these beliefs about male and female
aggressiveness will find reflection in the direct perception of
communicative information. We created a computer program,
consisting of the page for demographic information and the
experimental part - a set of 20 aggressive and 16 non-aggressive
audio phrases presented in male and female voices. It has been
shown that women in general evaluate phrases as more negative,
than men do, but non-aggressive phrases are perceived by
women as more friendly when they are said in male voice.
—Aggression, aggressiveness, gender differences,
A. A. Kuzminykh was with Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russia. She is now with the University of Waterloo, Waterloo,
Canada (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
S. N. Enikolopov is with Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow,
Russia and with the Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State
University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia (e-mail:
Cite: Anastasia A. Kuzminykh and Sergey N. Enikolopov, "Perception of Aggressiveness of Communicative Information Depending on a Speaker's Gender," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 68-73, 2015.