Tyler Burleigh

PhD, Psychology


  1. Rubel, A. N. & Burleigh, T. J. (in press). Counting polyamorists who count: Prevalence and definitions of an under-researched form of consensual nonmonogamy. Sexualities. [download]
  2. Wood, J., Desmarais, S., Burleigh, T., & Milhausen, R. R. (2018). Reasons for sex and relational outcomes in consensually nonmonogamous and monogamous relationships: A self-determination theory approach. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35(4), 632-654. doi: 10.1177/0265407517743082. [download]
  3. Burleigh, T. J. & Meegan, D. V. (2017). Risky prospects and risk aversion tendencies: Competition in the classroom depends on grading practices and knowledge of peer-status. Social Psychology of Education, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s11218-017-9414-x. [download]
  4. Burleigh, T. J., Rubel, A. N. & Meegan, D. V. (2017). 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. Schoenherr, J. R. & Burleigh, T. J. (2015) Uncanny sociocultural categories. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1456. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01456. [download]
  10. 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]
  11. 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


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.


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