Research Participation

We collect data for both in-person and online experiments. Below, you will find some online experiments that you can participate in, if interested. There is no compensation for participating in this research, but we sincerely thank you for your participation!

American Sexuality Survey

Call for participants for brief American Sexuality survey! To participate, you must be at least 18 years old and be a citizen of the United States of America (USA) who was born in, resided in the longest in, and currently resides in the USA.
The purpose of the survey is to collect brief data from USA residents which will solely be used to provide a current outlook of USA sexuality. If you consent to participate in this study, you will answer a few questionnaires on your age, residency/nationality, sexual orientation, and culture.
The entire survey is estimated to take 5-15 minutes and participation in this study is completely voluntary. 

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sex drive & mate preferences

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University is looking for heterosexual or homosexual men and women to participate in a research study exploring how sexuality influences judgments of what is attractive. This survey is entirely online and lasts 45-60 minutes. You will be asked to: (1) Answer demographic questions, including your age and ethnicity; (2) complete a series of surveys, some of which are sexual in nature and (3) rate male and female faces for attractiveness. Participants must be cisgender (i.e., identify with the biological sex they were assigned at birth) and 18 years or older. No identifying information is recorded. Currently, this study is only open to gay men.

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Perceptions of men's faces

We are interested in how aspects of face shape affect men’s and women’s preferences and opinions of male faces. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire that includes questions about your age, sex, and ethnicity. You will also be asked to indicate your sexual orientation. This information is being collected purely for demographic purposes. Lastly, you will be asked to rate a series of faces on a variety of dimensions (for example, how dominant you think it is) on a 10 point scale. The order of these tasks will be completely random. You must be 18 years old or older to participate.

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hormones & partner-related behavior

You are invited to participate in an online study. This study is for POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN (i.e., women who have not experienced menstrual bleeding in at least 12 months) aged 45-65 years who identify as heterosexual. The purpose of this research is to understand how hormone replacement therapy can influence female psychology. You will be asked to do the following: 1) provide demographic information about your age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, approximate household income, and relationship status; 2) provide information about your last menstrual cycle and use of hormonal replacement therapy (if applicable); and (3) complete several questionnaires, including questionnaires pertaining to personality traits, social values, and self-image. Participation is completely voluntary and will last approximately 45 minutes.

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It's all in the eyes

This study asks you to rate a series of faces multiple times on various emotions (e.g., anger, sadness, happiness, etc.). To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old. Participation takes 45-60 minutes.

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Other Online Experiments

Other interesting online experiments can be found here:

Please note, Oakland University Psychology Subject Pool Participants should sign up for experiments through the Department SONA system in order to receive research credit. Students clicking on the above links will not receive research credit through the SONA system.