Tuesday, December 8, 2009

About this Project

This research is being conducted as a part of my Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree at Deakin University in Australia.

The purpose of this research project is to investigate “friends-with-benefits” relationships amoung heterosexual young adults, including:

  • How people define this relationship
  • The perceived rules for engaging in this type of relationship
  • The positive and negative aspects of this type of relationship
  • What people expect to get out this relationship

There will be two phases to this research project:

Study 1

Telephone interviews with 30 people living in Australia aged between 18-35 years old.

Study 2

An online survey for people living all over the world aged 18-35 years old.