Research interests

Wortwolke Kachel

Main research interests

My main research topic is about acoustic and perceptual correlates of sexual orientation and gender-role self-concept. In particular, I’m interested if there are actual differences between lesbian/gay and straight people in their speech (e.g., fundamental frequency measures, vowel space characteristics etc.) when controlling for psychological variables. Connectedly, I focus on raters judgements on voices and faces of sexually divergent people. Moreover, my work is about conceptualizations and measurements of masculinity-femininity. Recently, I became more interested in the social consequences of being perceived as lesbian/gay or straight and in possible mechanisms to reduce homonegativity.


Please find an up-to-date overview about my research on ResearchGate.


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