Men's Voices as Dominance Signals

Puts, D.A.Hill, A.K., Bailey, D.H., Walker, R.S., Rendall, D., Wheatley, J.R.Welling, L.L.M.Dawood, K., Cardenas, R., Burriss, R.P., Jablonski, N.G., Shriver, M.D., Weiss, D., Lameka, A.R., Apicella, C.L., Owren, M.J., Barelli, C., Glenn, M.E.,&  Ramos-Fernadez, G (2016).  Sexual selection on male vocal fundamental frequency in humans and other anthropoids.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 283(1829).  PDF

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Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., & Puts, D. A. (2011). Voice correlates of mating success in men: Examining "contests" vs. "mate choice" modes of sexual selection. Archives of Sexual Behavior 40 (3): 551-557. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-010-9625-0. PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Puts, D. A. (2010). Different vocal parameters predict perceptions of dominance and attractiveness. Human Nature 21 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s12110-010-9101-5. PDF

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Puts, D. A., Hodges, C. R., Cárdenas, R. A., and Gaulin, S. J. C. (2007). Men's voices as dominance signals: Vocal fundamental and formant frequencies influence dominance attributions among men. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(5): 340-344. PDF

Puts, D. A., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Verdolini, K. (2006). Dominance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in human voice pitch. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(4): 283-296. PDF