DID YOU KNOW?The Birmingham accent is rated more negatively than received pronunciationWhite students rate black defendants as more guilty than white defendants (Pfeifer and Ogloff)Seggie - a suspect’s accent significantly influences guilt ratings but this depends on the type of crime
ACCENTS OF GUILT (2002) - DIXON ET AL
I predict that a ‘Brummie’ suspect will elicit stronger attributions of guilt than a standard accented suspect. I will also be looking at the influence of the race of the suspect and type of crime committed on guilt ratings.
119 white undergraduate psychology students from the University of Worcester24 males and 95 females