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Education

  • 2016

    PhD in Psychology

    University of Guelph
    Dissertation: “Your gain is my loss”: An examination of zero-sum thinking with love in multi-partner romantic relationships and with grades in the university classroom
    Advisor: Dr. Dan Meegan

  • 2011

    MA in Psychology

    Carleton University
    Dissertation: Does the uncanny valley exist? An empirical test of the relationship between eeriness and the human likeness of digitally created faces
    Advisor: Dr. Guy Lacroix

  • 2009

    BAH in Psychology, Minor in Computer Science

    Bishop's University
    Honours Thesis: Terror management theory and human affect in response to computer generated voices
    Advisor: Dr. Dale Stout

Work Experiences

eMERGE Guelph
2014-Present
Lead Software Developer
Developed mobile applications for staff to use when providing in-home environmental audits to Guelph homeowners. Worked with staff to integrate Community-Based Social Marketing practices into programs. Organized a Community Engaged Learning project with students at the University of Guelph. Managed remote Linux web server and MySQL database, providing automated encrypted backups, security, troubleshooting, and software updates.
Carleton University and University of Guelph
2010-Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant
I was a teaching assistant for the following courses: Cognitive Psychology, Non-Experimental Research Methods, Introductory Psychology, and Design and Analysis in Psychological Research.
Project Neutral
2015-2016
Lead Program Evaluator
Identified performance metrics relevant to program evaluation. Created an experimental research design and analysis framework for future program evaluation efforts. Performed data screening and longitudinal data analysis to evaluate the Project Neutral program. Assisted with survey logic and design.
Social Justice Lab at Brock University
2014-Present
Technology Consultant
Developed and advised on tools for web-based psychology research, by integrating SurveyGizmo and Qualtrics survey platforms with Amazon's Mechanical Turk crowdworker marketplace.
Cognitive Barriers to Good Behaviour Lab at University of Guelph
2013
Graduate Research Assistant
Assisted with experimental design, software development, and data analysis for a study that investigated moral judgments of people engaged in environmentally consistent and inconsistent behaviour.
Information Technology Services at Bishop's University
2006-2009
Technical Support
Provided technical support to Bishop's University students, faculty, and staff.
Website Publicity
2003-2004
Search Engine Optimizer
Performed tasks to increase the search engine rankings of client webpages.

Volunteer Experiences

Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Guelph
2012-2015
Board of Directors & Treasurer
Participated on consensus-based decision-making, facilitated staff, board, and committee meetings, facilitated the development of annual budgets, and contributed to overall organizational capacity.

Academic Awards

University of Guelph
2014
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
National competition, valued at $40,000.
 
2013
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
Provincial competition, valued at $15,000.
 
2012
Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship
Award valued at $2,000.
 
2012
CSAHS Dean's Graduate Scholarship
Award valued at $2,000.
Carleton University
2011
Carleton University Graduate Scholarship
Award valued at $4,250.
Bishop's University
2009
P.D. McCormack Fund
Award valued at $2,000.
 
2009
Certificate of Academic Excellence
Awarded by the Canadian Psychological Association in recognition of an outstanding academic achievement.
 
2009
1st Place for Best Poster
Awarded at the annual Bishop's University Research Week.

Academic Publications

Sparks, A., Burleigh, T., & Barclay, P. (2015). We can see inside: Accurate prediction of Prisoner's Dilemma decisions in announced games following a face-to-face interaction. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2015.11.003.  [pdf] [data & analyses]
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).  [pdf]
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.  [pdf]
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.  [pdf]
Burleigh, T. J. & Schoenherr, J. R. (2015) Uncanny sociocultural categories. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1456. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01456.  [pdf]
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.  [pdf]
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.  [pdf]

Last updated: March 11, 2016.