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Current Research Opportunities

I am a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Auburn University and I am conducting a research study that will hopefully help my field (and others) gain understanding regarding body image ideals, body satisfaction, and disordered eating among various gender identities, specifically transgender and non-binary individuals. The research is severely lacking in this area and my hope is that with greater understanding will come greater tolerance and acceptance, as well as improved therapeutic strategies for individuals dealing with body image concerns and disordered eating. It takes about 20-25 minutes to complete and is entirely online.

Access the survey here.

My name is Morgan Bullard, and I am a graduate student at the University of Central Arkansas working in collaboration with Dr. Allen Thomas and Dr. Dong Xie on a research study regarding LGBTQ+ identity development. The project aims to assess the perceived stress levels of lesbian, gay, bisexual+ college students at different points of their sexual orientation identity development. The benefit and hope of this research is to help further knowledge of attitudes and information available regarding what members of the LGBTQ+ community may experience throughout the development of their sexual identity.

Participating in this research is entirely voluntary, and I expect the total time taking the survey to be approximately 15 minutes. If you would like to take part in this project, please use the following link: https://qtrial2017q4az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cScDhUsXvtNkVUh

Dear Participant:

We are a research team in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. We are conducting a study on the lives of drag queen performers. This online research survey will ask questions about attitudes and experiences you may have had as a drag queen performer, psychological health, academics, and information about your background. We invite you to participate in this survey in order to help better understand the lives of drag queen performers! 

To be eligible for this study, you must identify as a drag queen performer, be at least 18 years old, and currently reside in the United States. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. As an incentive to participate, all participants will be given the chance to enter a raffle awarding a $50 Amazon.com gift card to one randomly selected person. If you want to be entered into the raffle without participating in the study, send an email to rcarrett@vols.utk.edurequesting to do so. For those interested in participating in this study, click on the following hypertext link (or cut and paste it into your browser):


Dear Prospective Participant,

I hope you are doing well.  My name is Susan Schreiber and I am a doctoral candidate at Pacific University’s APA- accredited Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.  I am in the process of collecting data for my doctoral dissertation project.  I am investigating differences in events that trigger jealousy (sexual or emotional infidelities) among individuals in monogamous relationships.  The study is an anonymous, online survey that will take about twenty minutes.

I am seeking individuals who are over the age of 18 and are currently involved in a monogamous romantic relationship.  If you meet the criteria I would greatly appreciate your participation in this study, as well as the distribution of this message to any other parties who may meet criteria. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Thank you for your time and your consideration! You will be find the link to the online survey below.

This research is conducted under the direction of Shawn Davis, Ph.D., at the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology and is approved by Pacific University Institutional Review Board. If there are any further questions regarding the study, please feel free to contact me at schr9899@pacificu.edu

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Williams Institute are conducting a web‐based online survey on the mentorship experiences of LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students in the health sciences. We are recruiting 150 eligible individuals to participate in this study.

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning AND are a current or former student in the health sciences (medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, psychology or social work), then we would love to hear from you. Please click here to take our survey and help us to better understand your mentorship experiences.

You can also access the survey by visiting: www.bit.ly/LGBTQmentoring

Our goal is to identify best practices for mentoring LGBTQ students in the health sciences. The survey will take approximately 5‐10 minutes to complete.