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If you would like to participate in any of the following research studies, please be sure to review the eligibility criteria for each study prior to contacting the researcher.
Available Research Studies
- Training and Education at Alliant: Professional Issues
- Family and Couple Relationship Studies
- Clinical Samples
- Crime and the Justice System
- Personality, Stress, Coping, Decision-Making, Problem-Solving
- Other Topics
Project Title: Clinical Doctoral Students, Coping & Progression Through School
Researcher(s): Jerel L. Armstrong
Study Summary: The aim of this study is to understand the stress, coping and quality of life experienced by clinical psychology doctoral students while pursuing their degree. Specifically, the study will investigate the relationship among stress, academic functioning, and coping to better understand how students are coping; allowing the identification of intervention if needed, to help better support students. Participation in this study should take approximately 40 minutes. Participants will be eligible to win a $100 gift card via raffle.
Contact Information: If you have questions or concerns feel free to email the researchers at email@example.com. Click the following link to begin participation: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4GAb6WYVU4nlPuZ
Project Title: Do Lesbian and Gay Youth’s Coping Strategies Moderate the Relationship between Minority Stress and Depression?
Researcher(s): Peter WB Madsen, M.A.
Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to enhance the understanding of the role of coping strategies used by lesbian and gay youth when they are confronted with anti-gay stressors. Specifically, the study seeks to explore whether coping strategies play a moderating role in the relationship between anti-gay stressors and youths’ level of depression. Criteria for participation include: 1) Self-Identified as Gay or Lesbian (or mostly gay or lesbian); 2) Age 18 to 26; 3) Able to read and write English. Participation in this research will involve between 15-20 minutes. Each participant who completes the survey will be able to enter a drawing to win a FREE Apple iPad.
Contact Information: To participate or for more information, please go to the following link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9MQgnBwvvRQesSh
Project Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Body Image Dissatisfaction and Maladaptive Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Gay Men: A Pilot Study
Researcher(s): Joseph C. Walloch
Study Summary: This study tests the efficacy of a 1-day ACT workshop intervention for adult gay men (18-40 years old and any ethnicity) struggling with body image dissatisfaction and problematic eating attitudes/behaviors. No research to date examines treatment efficacy of eating pathology in gay men. The goal of this intervention is to reduce gay men's preoccupation with body image, weight, and shape. The study consists of the following: Attending a 7-hour experiential workshop, completing a demographic questionnaire, and completing a series of questionnaires. Participants will be contacted a month after the workshop to complete another series of questionnaires online.
Contact Information: If you are interested, please contact Joseph at (206) 235-5454 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Title: A Failure in Monogamy: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Moment a Person Discovers Their Committed Relationship Partner is Having a Sexual Relationship with Another Person
Researcher(s): Michael Girouard, MA—Primary Researcher
Study Summary: A phenomenological exploration of the moment a person discovers their committed relationship partner is having a sexual relationship with another person. Participants should have direct personal experience with the moment under investigation, the relationship should be at least one year old prior to the experience, the experience should be at least three years prior to interview, and there should have been a collectively understood exclusivity, of commitment, prior to the moment of discovery. Participation is open to all relationships (male-male, male-female, female-female, biologic or transgendered) Open to students, staff, faculty, and friends of all Alliant campuses except the Fresno Campus.
Contact Information: Interested parties should contact Michael Girouard either through email email@example.com, or telephone 559-836-9903. Leave a brief message expressing interest in participation and contact information.
Project Title: Predicting Violence in Non-traditional Families Based on Time Spend in Housework and
Researcher(s): Jiny Thomas Abraham
Study Summary: This research is a part of a doctoral dissertation and explores domestic violence in families based on household and child-care arrangements. The research is intended to increase scholarly research, identify one of the potential risk factors of violence in families, and promote awareness in women involved in abusive relationships. You are eligible to take part in the survey if you are heterosexual, married or a cohabiting stay-at home father, employed mother with a stay-at home spouse or working father or mother above the age of 20, with an infant or children under the age of 15 currently residing at home.
Contact Information: Jiny Abraham at 2018885413
Project Title: Parenting Styles in the African-American Community: An Examination of Assertiveness in Young Adults
Researcher(s): Kannon Elliott Nalls, PsyD Intern
Study Summary: This study is open to people of ALL RACES AND CULTURES. It examines people's self-expression in certain situations, racial differences, and the kind of parenting they received. Participants can enter to win 1 of 15 Target gift cards for $30. Winners will be notified in early April. You must be 18-30 years of age and were raised by at least one parent or other person(s) that raised you.
Contact Information: Please contact the investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or comments regarding the study. Please follow this link to participate: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bdD7sbIsdA6VLsV
Project Title: The Role of Partner Receptiveness in the Disclosure of Sexual Likes and Dislikes
Researcher(s): Bao-Tran N. Nguyen and Tai Chang, Ph.D. (Advisor Chair)
Study Summary: This survey will help explore whether there is a link between couples’ communication and sexual satisfaction. This may help clinicians gain a stronger understanding of the complexity of sexual communication and help them enable greater sexual satisfaction among their clients. Your responses are anonymous. You are eligible to participate in the study if: 1) You and your partner are 18 years old or above, 2) You and your partner are in an exclusive heterosexual relationship, 3) You have been sexually intimate with your partner for at lease 3 months. This study is conducted by Bao-Tran Nguyen, a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. It will take approximately 10 minutes and you will automatically be entered in a raffle for three $50 gift cards. If interested, please go to https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2huzNRkcPQa8kBv
Contact Information: Bao-Tran Nguyen at email@example.com.
Project Title: The Lived Experience of the ‘Black Sheep’ Sibling in the Family
Researcher(s): Laura Esau
Study Summary: I am conducting a qualitative study on the experience of being the ‘black sheep’ sibling in the family. I am seeking participants who are 18 years or older and identify themselves as being a ‘black sheep’ in their family, or feel that they do not conform to their family’s norms and values. Participants must have at least one sibling who conforms to the family norms. Siblings must have the same two parents who were never divorced. Participants will meet with the researcher one time for 1-2 hours, and will complete an interview and two brief questionnaires. Participants will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.
Contact Information: If you are interested in participating, please contact: Laura Esau at (619) 356-0451 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Title: The Impact of Acceptance, Suppression, and Cognitive Reappraisal of Emotion on Hunger, Desire, Craving, and Eating Behavior
Researcher(s): Kristin Whelan
Study Summary: Seeking participants 18 years or older and overweight or obese with BMI > 25 (you will be weighed for confirmation). The study will take approximately 2 hours to complete. All participants who complete the study will receive $20. Participation in this study involves answering several questionnaires that ask about mood, experiences, and feelings around food and eating. You will be randomly assigned to one of four groups, in which you will be taught different ways to manage your emotions.
Contact Information: Please contact Kristin at (650) 796-7407 or email@example.com to participate.
There are no studies in this category at this time.
Project Title: Understanding the Experience of Working Mexican American Women at Home and Work
Researcher(s): E. Valentina Trouyet M.A.
Study Summary: Seeking working Mexican American women who are at least 18 years of age, Mexican American, or of Mexican ancestry or ethnic origin, currently living in the United States, working a minimum of 20 hours a week outside the home, and have at least one child under the age of 12 living at home. This study consists of an online or paper and pencil survey that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is available in both English and Spanish. Participants will have the option of entering a raffle to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards.
Project title: When sexual and romantic attractions are oriented toward disparate genders
Researcher(s): Corissa White
Study Summary: I am seeking volunteers (ages 25 to 60) for a research project aimed at better understanding people who are usually sexually attracted to members of one gender and romantically attracted to members of another gender. Volunteers will be asked to first complete a phone screening to assess their match to the research criteria (about 15 minutes). Volunteers that move to the next phase will be invited to complete a confidential in-person interview (up to 2 hours) that will explore their individual stories, coping skills, personal identities, experiences with romantic and sexual partners, and impact on relationships with friends and family. You will be provided with monetary compensation of $20 for your participation in the in-person interview.
Contact information: Please contact Corissa White at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Title: Self-Harming Behavior in Individuals with Disorders of Sex Development
Researcher(s): Jennie Hosey, M.A.
Study Summary: Seeking participants to complete a survey about self-harming behaviors. Participants who consider themselves intersex or living with a disorder of sexual development are especially encouraged to participate. However, even those without an intersex condition are encouraged to complete the survey. Participants will be asked to reveal, if any, what type(s) (e.g., cutting, pinching, poisoning, etc.) of behavior he/she has participated in as well as the frequency for each type of behavior. In addition to this information, the participant will also be asked questions which may or may not relate to his/her experience in an attempt to increase understanding of self-harming behavior. All individuals over the age of 18-years-old are asked to complete the survey. The survey should take no longer than 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymous and kept confidential. If interested, please use the following link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JeWVpAMugrj9ul
Contact Information: For further information, please contact Jennie Hosey, M.A. at email@example.com
Project Title: Attitudes of Patients and Health Care Providers toward Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings
Researcher(s): Michael W. Bowdren, M.S.
Study Summary: Seeking participants to complete a survey as a part of a study on attitudes of patients and health care providers toward mental health services in primary care settings. To be eligible to complete the survey, a participant must be either a practicing psychologist, a primary care physician, or a primary care patient (i.e., someone who has seen a primary care physician within the past year) of age 18 or older. Completion of the survey is expected to take approximately 20 minutes, and participants may enter a raffle for one of two $100 gift cards. Patients who wish to participate may follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Patients2013; Psychologists who wish to participate may follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Psychologists2013; Physicians who wish to participate may follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Physicians2013
Contact Information: For further information, please contact Michael W. Bowdren, M.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (626)600-1645.
Project Title: Online Research on How Women Act toward Each Other
Researcher(s): Laura E. Torissi, MA
Study Summary: Participants are needed for online research on how women act toward each other. Help further our understanding of women’s behavior and attitudes toward other women. Are you a female of at least 18 years of age, residing in the US? If so, you are invited to answer research questionnaires about your interactions with other women well as about aspects of your personality and experiences. Completing the questionnaires should take 30-40 minutes. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon Kindle. This research is being conducted by a student in the Ph. D. program in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco. You may complete questionnaires online by clicking here: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9FfQMLmOUU4M5G5. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com. Please note: if you choose to contact the researcher your e-mail address will be kept completely separate from any other information and will be deleted after the response to your question is sent.
Contact Information: See the above study summary for e-mail address. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org