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Research Requests Policy 2012


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

Research Categories:




Project Title: Assessing Clinicians’ Multicultural Competence

Researcher(s) Name(s): Mia Wiston, MA

Study Summary: The purpose of the study is to better understand cultural competency among doctoral-level students, educators, supervisors, as well as practicing psychologists. I am specifically exploring competence in working with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals, but you need not have specific experience working with this population in order to participate in my study.

This study is open to participants who are doctoral-level students, educators, supervisors, and practicing psychologists, from Ph.D. and Psy.D. clinical and counseling psychology programs. Graduate students who are participating must be enrolled in programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Participants must also be fluent in English.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential and you have the right to withdraw at any time. Upon participating, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to receive one of two $25 Tango gift cards by entering your email address. These surveys should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Access the study here:

Contact Information: Please contact Mia Wiston via email ( if interested in participating.



Project Title:  Western Husband, Eastern Wife: A Comparison of Marital Satisfaction between Individualistic and Collectivistic Interracial Couples

Researcher(s) Name(s):  Laleh Aflatooni, M. A.

Study Summary:  The purpose of the current study is to explore the effects of social support, cultural orientation and demographic data on the marital satisfaction of interracial, Easter man-Western woman couples.

The inclusion criteria:

  • The male participants (Middle Eastern or Asian) must be living in the United States since they were at least 15 years old.
  • The male participants must be married to a Western woman (American-European) for at least 5 years.
  • The female participants must be married to an Eastern man for least 5 years.
  • Either the male, female, or both members (separately) of the intermarriage can participate in the study.

All participants will be asked to fill out surveys that will take between 15 to 20 minutes and they can take part in a lottery and three will be awarded $50 gift card each.

If you are interested, please find the link to the survey below:

Contact Information:  If you have any question, please contact the researcher, Laleh Aflatooni at


Project Title: A Retrospective Study Of Girls’ Body Image And Their Relationship With Their Fathers

Researcher(s) Name(s): Lauren Henry, M.A.

Study Summary: This is a study exploring young women’s ideas about body image, appearance, and eating and their relationship with their father during adolescence and pre-adolescence. To be eligible for the study, you must be a woman between the ages of 18-30, currently experience concerns with body image, appearance, and eating, have been raised in an intact, heterosexual, two-parent household, and never have been diagnosed or treated for an eating disorder. At the end of the study, participants will have the opportunity to be entered in a raffle to win a $50-dollar gift card to Amazon. Participation will take 1 hour.

Contact Information: Phone: 352-547-9211, Email:


There are no studies in this category at this time.


Project Title: A Mixed Methods Investigation of the Impact of Racial Microaggressions on Students of Color in Professional Schools of Psychology

Researcher(s) Name(s): Wayne “Bobby” Nguyen, M.A.  and  Katie McGovern, Ph.D.

Study Summary: The present study examines the impact and lived experiences of racial microaggressions on students of color or non-white students in PsyD programs.

Racial microaggressions (RMAs) are brief and commonplace daily indignities that communicate hostile and derogatory racial slights and insults toward people of color. The study takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The target population includes students who self-identify as a person of color, who is in their second year or above of graduate study in an APA-accredited PsyD program in California.

Contact Information:Please contact Wayne “Bobby” Nguyen, M.A.  (student researcher) at (425) 772-7364,; or Katie McGovern, Ph.D. (dissertation chair) at or at (510) 841-9230


Project Title: Psychodrama Techniques: The Effects on Trainees’ Learning and Engagement in Training and Development Sessions 

Researcher(s) Name(s): Amatia Golbodaghi

Study Summary: The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of psychodrama techniques on trainee engagement levels and overall learning in training sessions. The research will take about 2 hours to complete. Participants will be asked to listen to a presentation and then answer questions about the presentation.

To participate in this study, you must be 18 years old or older, an Alliant International University student and you must be able to speak, read, and write in the English language.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, please email the researcher


Project Title: Defining Humans and Animals

Researcher(s) Name(s): Lead Widdicombe

Study Summary: We are seeking current policy and/or law students in the United States to participate in short, anonymous survey. Participation in this research will include taking an online survey about how you conceptualize the natural world and how you define animals. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. It is an anonymous survey, and no identifying information will be collected from you. If you choose to participate in the survey, you will have the chance to enter a separate drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. The questionnaire is approved by Tufts University’s Institutional Review Board. The results of this research have the potential to make a positive influence on the lives of humans and animals!

Contact Information: If interested in participating, please follow this link: If you have any questions or would be willing to forward my recruitment text along to others, please contact me at