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The difficulty of noticing that white people are white

Peter Hegarty’s research on the difficulty of noticing that white people are white, published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General received extensive coverage in January 2017 being covered in Medical Express, Science Daily, The International Business Times. Prof. Hegarty discussed the research on BBC’s Mark Forrest show 11th of January, 2017.

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The sound of voice can cost gay and lesbian individuals getting top jobs

Recent research by Dr Fabio Fasoli and colleagues has shown that the sound of voice affects listeners’ reactions. In particular, a study showed that individuals who sound gay or lesbian are stereotyped and perceived as having more feminine or masculine interests, respectively. Moreover, gay- and lesbian-sounding candidates were judged as less suitable for a leadership position. 

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If you want to know more you can read the full article or read one of the articles by online magazines. You can also follow the project on The Gay Voice: Facebook group.

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