Participants needed for Model Rating Study


Young adults!

We are inviting you to participate in a research study. This study is being conducted by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto to investigate how the different personal characteristic of a model impacts the way one perceives and responds to instructors within exercise contexts. As exercise classes are often conducted with instructors who model various activities, this research will help to better understand how one’s perceptions and responses to different personal characteristics might impact performance.


Young adults between 18-35 years of age, who have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, are female or identify as a woman, do not have any major psychiatric or neurological conditions, are not taking any medications, and do not have any substance dependencies.


To investigate how the different body size, clothing style, and personal characteristics of a model impacts the way you might perceive and respond to instructors within exercise contexts, and how this might impact performance.


An ~1 hour REDCap survey and PsyToolkit experiment wherein you answer questions pertaining to body-related perceptions and emotions, as well as rate rate model images with different personal characteristics on a continuous analogue scale.

You could be eligible to participate in this research study. If you are eligible and do participate, you will be compensated at the advertised rate of $15 per hour and for approximately 1 hour, upon completion of the study. To participate or if you have any questions about the study, please contact Jade Wang at