Listen! The human voice as a neglected psycho-social research topic and resource

Karpf, Anne (2018) Listen! The human voice as a neglected psycho-social research topic and resource. Journal of Psychosocial Studies, 11 (2). pp. 33-60. ISSN 1478-6737

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There is an excellent fit between the speaking voice and the psychosocial approach, in that the voice connects inner and outer worlds while simultaneously challenging such a division. It remains, however, relatively neglected, both as a psychosocial research resource and as a topic for the psychosocial researcher. This article argues that, while researchers are developing increasingly sophisticated ways of harnessing visual research methods, the oral dimension remains marginalised, with voice almost invariably collapsed into speech. Despite the methodological challenges created by using the voice as a psychosocial research tool, attention to the paralinguistic has the potential to enrich research and deepen our psychosocial understanding of human behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: the human voice, psychosocial studies
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Anne Karpf
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 11:44


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