Voice matters

Current project leader: Fabio Fasoli


We examine whether incorporating agency in one’s message can increase the perceptions of agency and therefore buffer against diminished competence ratings associated with sounding gay. Verbal communication and voice can both communicate power and competence and it is therefore possible that message content and voice interplay in ways that affect both how the speakers self-perceive and how listeners form impressions and react toward the speakers. 


  • Collaborative Research Project Grant of the European Association of Social Psychology. When voice interplays with the message. Linguistic strategies to counteract voice-based stereotyping and discrimination. (2021)

Representative Publications:

  • Fasoli, F. & Formanowicz, M. (in prep). Gay’ active voice. Linguistic strategies to counteract voice-based discrimination.


Image: Yalden (2018)