Gay Bodies Worldwide is a research study about the body image of gay and bisexual men. Starting on 15 February 2019, approximately 3.5 million smartphone advertisements will be disseminated to Grindr users located in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Study participants will be surveyed 10 times over 5 years, providing insight into how gay and bisexual mens' thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about physical appearance change as they grow older. Findings from Gay Bodies Worldwide will transform our understanding of physical appearance phenomena among gay and bisexual men, and will help us develop new treatments for life-threatening body image and eating disorders.
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How do I participate in Gay Bodies Worldwide?
Gay Bodies Worldwide is now open to everyone, not just Grindr users. Click here to be taken to the study.
Who is running Gay Bodies Worldwide?
Gay Bodies Worldwide is run by Dr Scott Griffiths, a researcher in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Scott is assisted by his research team, the Physical Appearance Research Team.
How do I find out the results of Gay Bodies Worldwide?
Results from Gay Bodies Worldwide will be progressively released in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, public presentations, and media articles. Scott will also release the results on his twitter, @scott1griffiths.
Is Gay Bodies Worldwide an Open Science study?
Yes, Gay Bodies Worldwide is an Open Science study with open data, materials, and code. Please visit the Open Science Framework to access these materials.