Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine LM


Is the speech between men, women and minorities different under stress? Moreover, are these differences also found between speaking and self-reported experiences? The present study investigated these differences in two studies: an in-person stress task with a verbal social stress task, and an online self-reported task, with not evaluation and non-verbal responses. We were interested in what insights these differences may provide for student experiences under stress (common at a college level) and for specific identity related cognitions including one’s status, sense of authenticity and belonging, and affective and cognitive events. There was evidence of speech differences by sex but not by minority status.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies