Tyler Burleigh

PhD, Psychology


  1. Burleigh, T. J. & Meegan, D. V. (in press). Risky prospects and risk aversion tendencies: Competition in the classroom depends on grading practices and knowledge of peer-status. Social Psychology of Education. [download]
  2. Burleigh, T. J., Rubel, A. N. & Meegan, D. V. (in press). Wanting 'the whole loaf': Zero-sum thinking about love is associated with prejudice against consensual nonmonogamists. Psychology & Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2016.1269020. [download]
  3. 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. [download]
  4. 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). [download]
  5. 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. [download]
  6. 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. [download]
  7. Schoenherr, J. R. & Burleigh, T. J. (2015) Uncanny sociocultural categories. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1456. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01456. [download]
  8. 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. [download]
  9. 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. [download]

Under Review

  1. Burleigh, T. J. & Rubel, A. N. (under review). Polyamory by the numbers: Prevalence and predictors of an under-researched form of consensual nonmonogamy. Sexualities.
  2. Wood, J., Desmarais, S., Burleigh, T., & Milhausen, R. R. (under review). Why have sex—whether it matters: Using self-determination theory to investigate reasons for sex and relational outcomes in consensually non-monogamous and monogamous relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

In Preparation

  1. Burleigh, T. J. & Wood, J. R. (manuscript in preparation). Demographic dishonesty on MTurk: The role of transparency when screening participants for a follow-up study.
  2. Schoenherr, J. R. & Burleigh, T. J. (manuscript in preparation). Categorization of novel items under promotion and prevention focus: Issues with novelty categorization theory.
  3. Sparks, A., Burleigh, T., & Barclay, P. (manuscript in preparation). Expressing disapproval maintains public goods contributions, but not for long: The limited effect of an empty threat.


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Feel free to contact me about collaborating on research or with media inquiries about my research or areas of expertise. My email address is: tylerburleigh@gmail.com