We've been contacted by psychologists at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia, who are are looking for participants to take part in a project exploring avatar use, in particular – why people do or don’t choose avatars of the opposite gender.
"We are conducting an Internet based psychological study at Charles Darwin University and are seeking male and female participants who are over 18 years of age, are able to read and write in English fluently and who use avatars.
The study will examine participants' identification with their avatars as well as explore why people may use, or not use an avatar of the opposite sex. The study will examine psychosocial functioning in the real world, personality factors as well as sex role identification of the participants' and their avatars, and will take around 20 minutes to complete.
Please visit http://cduhes.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_brQ0uYKeagINqo4 for more details. You are not required to provide any identifying information in order to participate. All information given will be anonymous and protected.
Ethics approval has been obtained for the conduct of this study. Thank you."