Fabio Fasoli

Dr Fabio Fasoli

Lecturer in Social Psychology
+44 (0)1483 682878
17 AC 05
27 Jan: 14.00-16.00

Academic and research departments

School of Psychology.



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.

Research interests

Auditory gaydar, homophobia, social communication, derogatory language, sexism, sexual objectification and dehumanization.


Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP)

European Association of Social Psychology

Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute


Research interests

Research projects


Postgraduate research supervision

My teaching

My publications


Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Karniol, R., Antonio, R., & Sulpizio, S. (2019). Voice Changes Meaning: The Role of Gay-Versus Straight-Sounding Voices in Sentence Interpretation. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Fasoli, F., & Maass, A. (2019). The Social Costs of Sounding Gay: Voice-Based Impressions of Adoption Applicants. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Advanced online publication.

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. Advanced online publication.

Sulpizio, S., Fasoli, F., Antonio, R., Eyssel, F., Paladino, M. P., & Diehl, C. (2019). Auditory Gaydar: Perception of Sexual Orientation Based on Female Voice. Language and Speech. Advanced online publication.

Fasoli, F., Maass, A., Volpato, C., & Pacilli, M. G. (2018). The (female) graduate: Choice and consequences of women’s clothing. Frontiers in Psychology9, 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 Policy15(4), 504-515.

Fasoli, F., Maass, A., & Sulpizio, S. (2018). Stereotypical disease inferences from gay/lesbian versus heterosexual voices. Journal of homosexuality65(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 Psychology48(4), 447-459.

Fasoli, F., & Maass, A. (2018). Voice and prejudice: The social costs of auditory gaydar. Atlantic Journal of Communication26(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 Differences123, 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 behavior46(5), 1261-1277.


Journal articles

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., 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., 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

other publications

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

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.

Fasoli, F., & Mazzurega, M. (2014). Il potere delle parole. Gli effetti negativi delle etichette denigratorie. The Inquisitve Mind (Italy), 8.

Fasoli, F. (2014). Dubbing voice: Do stereotypes matter?. European Bulletin of Social Psychology, 26(2), 65-68. (Grant report).