Dr Fabio Fasoli

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow

Qualifications: PhD in Cognitive Science and Education (Trento), MSc in Clinical Psychology (Padua)

Phone: Work: 01483 68 2617
Room no: 24 AD 04

Office hours

Room: 24 AD 04 

Phone: Work: 01483 68 2617

Further information


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). Currently, I am a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow at University of Surrey under the supervision of Prof. Peter Hegarty.

Research Interests

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

Research Collaborations

Prof. Anne Maass (University of Padua), Dr. Simone Sulpizio (University of Trento) and Raquel Antonio (ISCTE-IUL): Auditory gaydar

Prof. Andrea Carnaghi (University of Trieste), Prof. Mara Cadinu, Dr. Silvia Galdi, Dr. Francesca Guizzo (University of Padua): Gay and lesbian self-identification

Dr. David Rodrigues (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal) and Dr. Aleksandra Huic (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Monogamous and non-monogamous romantic relationships

Dr. Elizabeth Collins & Lucia Ferreira (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal): communication of information depending on the relationship between the communicators

Dr. Scheperd, L. (University of Northumbria), Dr. Pereira, A. (New York University): Immigrant threat.


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).


Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP)

European Association of Social Psychology

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