We investigated auditory gaydar (i.e., the ability to recognize sexual orientation) in female speakers, addressing three related issues: whether auditory gaydar is (1) accurate, (2) language-dependent (i.e., occurs only in some languages, but not in others), and (3) ingroup-specific (i.e., occurs only when listeners judge speakers of their own language, but not when they judge foreign language speakers). In three experiments, we asked Italian, Portuguese, and German participants (total N = 466) to listen to voices of Italian, Portuguese, and German women, and to rate their sexual orientation. Our results showed that auditory gaydar was not accurate; listeners were not able to identify speakers’ sexual orientation correctly. The same pattern emerged consistently across all three languages and when listeners rated foreign-language speakers.

Auditory Gaydar: Perception of Sexual Orientation Based on Female Voice / Sulpizio, Simone; Fasoli, Fabio; Antonio, Raquel; Eyssel, Friederike; Paladino, Maria Paola; Diehl, Charlotte. - In: LANGUAGE AND SPEECH. - ISSN 0023-8309. - 63:1(2020), pp. 184-206. [10.1177/0023830919828201]

Auditory Gaydar: Perception of Sexual Orientation Based on Female Voice

Paladino, Maria Paola;
2020-01-01

Abstract

We investigated auditory gaydar (i.e., the ability to recognize sexual orientation) in female speakers, addressing three related issues: whether auditory gaydar is (1) accurate, (2) language-dependent (i.e., occurs only in some languages, but not in others), and (3) ingroup-specific (i.e., occurs only when listeners judge speakers of their own language, but not when they judge foreign language speakers). In three experiments, we asked Italian, Portuguese, and German participants (total N = 466) to listen to voices of Italian, Portuguese, and German women, and to rate their sexual orientation. Our results showed that auditory gaydar was not accurate; listeners were not able to identify speakers’ sexual orientation correctly. The same pattern emerged consistently across all three languages and when listeners rated foreign-language speakers.
2020
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Sulpizio, Simone; Fasoli, Fabio; Antonio, Raquel; Eyssel, Friederike; Paladino, Maria Paola; Diehl, Charlotte
Auditory Gaydar: Perception of Sexual Orientation Based on Female Voice / Sulpizio, Simone; Fasoli, Fabio; Antonio, Raquel; Eyssel, Friederike; Paladino, Maria Paola; Diehl, Charlotte. - In: LANGUAGE AND SPEECH. - ISSN 0023-8309. - 63:1(2020), pp. 184-206. [10.1177/0023830919828201]
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