University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. My dissertation examines zero-sum thinking – loosely defined as the perception that "your gain is my loss" – and applies it to the issues of 1) competition in classrooms, and 2) prejudice towards individuals who practice consensual nonmonogamy.
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. My thesis examined the Uncanny Valley – defined as a nonlinear relationship between human-likeness and affective response – using computer generated stimuli that varied in prototypicality and graphical realism. Category conflict and atypical feature hypotheses were tested.
Bishop’s University, Quebec, Canada. My honour's thesis was titled: Terror management theory and human affect in response to computer generated voices.
Burleigh, T. J. (2015). A challenge to the study of individual differences in uncanny valley sensitivity: The importance of looking at individual-level response patterns. Interaction Studies, 16(2).
Ferrey, A., Burleigh, T. J., & Fenske, M. (2015). Stimulus-category competition, inhibition and affective devaluation: A novel account of the Uncanny Valley. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:249. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00249
Burleigh, T. J. & Schoenherr, J. R. (2015) A reappraisal of the uncanny valley: Categorical perception or frequency-based sensitization? Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1488. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01488
Burleigh, T. J. & Schoenherr, J. R. (2015) Uncanny sociocultural categories. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1456. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01456
Burleigh, T. J., Schoenherr, J. R., & Lacroix, G. L. (2013). Does the uncanny valley exist? An empirical test of the relationship between eeriness and the human likeness of digitally created faces. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(3), 759-771. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.11.021
Burleigh, T. J., & Meegan, D. V. (2013). Keeping up with the Joneses affects perceptions of distributive justice. Social Justice Research, 26(2), 120-131. doi: 10.1007/s11211-013-0181-3