I received my PhD in 2011 at University of Trento (Italy). From 2012 till 2013, I was a post-doc fellow first at CITEC (University of Bielefed, Germany) and then at University of Padua (Italy). In 2014-2015 I was a post-doc at ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), and a postdoc at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2015-2016. I moved to Surrey in October 2016 as a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow under the supervision of Prof Peter Hegarty. Since October 2018 I am a Lecturer in Social Psychology.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Senior Personal Tutor
- Professional Training Year Visiting Tutor
Affiliations and memberships
Which partners are more human? Monogamy matters more than sexual orientation for dehumanization in three European countries
In the media
My main research interests are
- Auditory gaydar
- Humour as a communication strategy
- Social Communication
- Derogatory language
- Sexual objectification and mass media
This project is funded by the British Academy Leverhulme Small Grant. It aims to extend previous literature and test whether humour can positively affect women's body satisfaction and eating behaviours.
Postgraduate research supervision
- Susie Johnson - humour and attitude change
- Matteo Masi - Facial and vocal cues in cross – modal impression updating
- PSY2016 - Social Psychology with Research Methods 2 (Module Convener)
- PSYM093 - Fundamental Concepts in Social Psychology with Research Methods (Module Convener)
- PSY3117/PSYM141 - Social Psychology of Language and Communication (Module Convener)
- PSYM013 - Social Change and Influence (Contributing Lecturer)
- PSY309 - General Psychology (Contributing Lecturer)
- PSY0001 - Psychology in the Real World (Contributing Lecturer)
Courses I teach on
Psychology BSc (Hons)
Fasoli, F., Hegarty, P., & Frost, D. (Accepted for publication). Stigmatisation of gay-sounding’ voices: The role of heterosexual, lesbian and gay Individuals’ essentialist beliefs. British Journal of Social Psychology.
Carnaghi, A., Bianchi, M., Rusconi, P., Fasoli, F., Coladonato, R., & Hegarty, P. (Accepted for publication). No country for old gay men: Age and sexuality category intersection renders older gay men invisible. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Ronchetti, S., Fasoli, F., Rusconi, P., & Tumino, M. (Accepted for publication). I Feel Your Eyes On Me. How perceived control affects self-objectification and body consciousness in women. Psicologia Sociale.
Gorczynski, P., & Fasoli, F. (2020). LGBTQ+ focused mental health research strategy in response to COVID-19. The lancet. Psychiatry, 7(8), e56.
Dragojevic, M., Fasoli, F., Cramer, J., & Rakić, T. (2020). Toward a Century of Language Attitudes Research: Looking Back and Moving Forward. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 40(1) 60–79.
Daniele, M., Fasoli, F., Antonio, R., Sulpizio, S., & Maass, A. (2020). Gay voice: Stable marker of sexual orientation or flexible communication device?. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(7), 2585-2600.
Fasoli, F., & Hegarty, P. (2020). A Leader Doesn’t Sound Lesbian!: The Impact of Sexual Orientation Vocal Cues on Heterosexual Persons’ First Impression and Hiring Decision. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 44(2), 234-255.
Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Karniol, R., Antonio, R., & Sulpizio, S. (2020). Voice Changes Meaning: The Role of Gay-Versus Straight-Sounding Voices in Sentence Interpretation. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 39 (5-6), 653-677
Fasoli, F., & Maass, A. (2020). The Social Costs of Sounding Gay: Voice-Based Impressions of Adoption Applicants. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 39 (1), 112-131.
Sulpizio, S., Fasoli, F., Antonio, R., Eyssel, F., Paladino, M. P., & Diehl, C. (2020). Auditory Gaydar: Perception of Sexual Orientation Based on Female Voice. Language and Speech. 63 (1), 184-206.
Daniele, M., Fasoli, F., & Johnson, S. (2020). Coming out as a factor of voice change: From sounding straight to sounding gay. Psicologia sociale, 15(1), 33-52.
Salvati, M., De Cristofaro, V., Fasoli, F., Paolini, D., & Zotti, D. (2020). Introduction to the Special Issue: Sexual prejudice and stereotyping in modern societies. Psicologia sociale, 15(1), 5-14.
Fasoli, F., Hegarty, P., & Carnaghi, A. (2019). Sounding Gay, Speaking as a “Fag”: Auditory Gaydar and the Perception of Reclaimed Homophobic Language. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38 (5-6), 798-808.
Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Volpato, C., & Pacilli, M. G. (2018). The (female) graduate: Choice and consequences of women’s clothing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2401.
Fasoli, F., Hegarty, P., Maass, A., & Antonio, R. (2018). Who wants to sound straight? Sexual majority and minority stereotypes, beliefs and desires about auditory gaydar. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 59-64.
Rodrigues, D., Fasoli, F., Huic, A., & Lopes, D. (2018). Which partners are more human? Monogamy matters more than sexual orientation for dehumanization in three European countries. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 15(4), 504-515.
Fasoli, F., Maass, A., & Sulpizio, S. (2018). Stereotypical disease inferences from gay/lesbian versus heterosexual voices. Journal of homosexuality, 65(8), 990-1014.
Shepherd, L., Fasoli, F., Pereira, A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2018). The role of threat, emotions, and prejudice in promoting collective action against immigrant groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(4), 447-459.
Fasoli, F., & Maass, A. (2018). Voice and prejudice: The social costs of auditory gaydar. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26(2), 98-110.
Fasoli, F., Cadinu, M., Carnaghi, A., Galdi, S., Guizzo, F., & Tassara, L. (2018). How do you self-categorize? Gender and sexual orientation self-categorization in homosexual/heterosexual men and women. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 135-139.
Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Paladino, M. P., & Sulpizio, S. (2017). Gay-and lesbian-sounding auditory cues elicit stereotyping and discrimination. Archives of sexual behavior, 46(5), 1261-1277.
Bianchi, M., Piccoli, V., Lotti, D., Fasoli, F. & Caranghi, A. (2017). The impact of homophobic epithets on gay men's internalized homophobia and body image: The moderation role of coming-out. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36, 356-367
Fasoli, F., Mazzurega, M., & Sulpizio, S. (2017). When characters impact on dubbing: The role of sexual stereotypes on voice actor/actress' preferences. Media Psychology, 3, 450-476.
Fasoli, F. (2017). Gay-straight communication. To appear in Nubassum J. & Giles, H. (Eds). Communication: Oxford Research Encyclopaedia.
Fasoli, F., Sulpizio, S., & Maass, A. (2016). Communicating the “invisible”: The case of sexual orientation. To appear in Giles, H. & Maass, E. (Eds). Advances in Intergroup Communication, NY: Peter Lang Publications
Fasoli, F., Paladino, M.P., & Sulpizio, S. (2016). Conosci uomini gay e donne lesbiche? Effetti del contatto sull'omofobia e sull'accettazione dell'omosessualità [I know some homosexuals: An exploratory research on the impact of contact on homophobic prejudice and support for LGBT rights in Italy]. Psicologia Sociale, 11, 263-286. doi: 10.1482/84665
Fasoli, F., Paladino, M.P., Carnaghi, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., & Bain, P. (2016). Not just words: Exposure to homophobic epithets leads to dehumanizing and physically distancing homosexuals. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 237-248. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2148
Hunt, C., Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., Cadinu, M. (2016). Masculine Self-Presentation and Distancing from Femininity in Gay Men: An Experimental Examination of the Role of Masculinity Threat. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17, 108-112.
Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., & Paladino, M. P. (2015). Social acceptability of sexist derogatory labels and sexist objectifying labels across contexts. Language Sciences, 52, 98-107. 10.1016/j.langsci.2015.03.003
Sulpizio, S., Fasoli, F. Maass, A., Paladino, M.P., Vespignani, F., Eyssel, F. & Bentler, D. (2015). The sound of voice: Voice-based categorization of speakers' sexual orientation within and across languages. PlosOne 10(7), e0128882 (The first two authors share authorship).
Fasoli, F., Maass, A. & Carnaghi, A. (2015). Labeling and discrimination: Do homophobic epithets foster intergroup bias? British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 383-393.
Fasoli, F., Paladino, M. P., & Carnaghi, A. (2013). Le conseguenze del linguaggio omofobo sui destinatari e ascoltatori dell'offesa. Psicologia Sociale, 2, 177-192.
Paladino, M.P., Forer, D., Fasoli, F., & Mazzurega, M. (2013). Identità sociale e relazioni intergruppi in Provincia di Bolzano: Risultati della ricerca KOLIPSI. In C. Abel, & C. Vettori (eds), KOLIPSI: Un'analisi del ruolo dei fattori psicosociali nelle competenze linguistiche dei giovani altoatesini. EURAC.
Paladino, M. P., Zaniboni, S., Fasoli, F., Vaes, J., & Volpato, C. (2013). Why did Italians protest against Berlusconi's sexism behavior? The role of sexist beliefs and emotional reactions in explaining women and men's pathway to protest. British Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12023
Bastian, B., Jetten, J., Chen, H., Radke, H. R. M, Harding, J. F., & Fasoli, F. (2013). Losing our humanity: The self-dehumanizing consequences of social ostracism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 156-169. doi: 10.1177/0146167212471205
Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., & Paladino, M. P. (2012). Gli effetti delle etichette denigratorie sugli spettatori: Il caso degli epiteti omofobi. [Effects of derogatory language: The case of homophobic epithets]. Sistemi Intelligenti, 291-302. DOI: 10.1422/37903
Carnaghi, A., Maass, A., & Fasoli, F. (2011). Eenhancing masculinity by slandering homosexuals: The role of homophobic epithets in heterosexual gender identity, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 37, 1655-1665. doi: 10.1177/0146167211424167
Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Fasoli, F. (2011). Cleansing the soul by hurting the flesh: The guilt reducing effect of pain. Psychological Science, 22, 334-335. doi: 10.1177/0956797610397058