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The website has changed. Please take a moment to review the new instructions for posting requests, as well as the following Research Requests Policy prior to submitting a request.
The instructions for posting requests are listed under Instructions for Posting Requests.
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
There are no studies in this category at this time.
Project Title: The Influence of Acculturation and Attitudes Toward Interracial Marriage
Researcher(s): Michelle Moran, M.A.
Study Summary: The study consists of an online survey including questions about yourself, your language, your social life, and your thoughts/opinions about interracial marriage. Data collected from the survey will assist this researcher to examine how acculturation contributes to attitudes toward interracial marriage. The survey is expected to take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. In order to participate, you must be: 1) At least 18 years old; 2) Self-identify ethnically and culturally as Latino/Hispanic; 3) A resident of the U.S.; 4) Of Colombian, Ecuadorian, or Peruvian decent, as well as your biological parents and; 5) Of 1st or 2nd generation Colombian, Ecuadorian, or Peruvian decent. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of two $50 Amazon gift-cards. The survey is available in English and Spanish.
Contact Information: Michelle Moran via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (415) 944-7568. Please follow this link for English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/acculturationandattitudestowardinterracialmarriage and for Spanish version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aculturacionyactitudeshaciaelmatrimoniointerracial
Project Title: Development and Testing of a Group Treatment Curriculum for Adult Women whose Mothers Died During their Youth
Researcher(s): Shelly A Kunker, MFT
Study Summary: The primary researcher created a 12-week group treatment curriculum for adult women whose mothers died prior to their 18th birthday; the current study is a pilot test of the effectiveness of this curriculum. Those who attend pre-screening, all 12 groups and complete all surveys will receive $100 compensation. Inclusion criteria: 1) Female, 2) Over 25 years old, 3) Mother died prior to 18th birthday, 4) Minimum 10 years passed since mothers death, 5) No recent serious sucidal ideation or addiction.
There are no studies in this category at this time.
Project Title: Perception of Gangs and Its Effect on Ascribing Guilt
Researcher(s) Name(s): Lee Patz (Inbar)
Study Summary: The goal of this study is to examine whether the fact that an individual is perceived as a gang member and their level of gang involvement is so prejudicial as to render the potential juror incapable of being impartial and unbiased in gang related cases.Sampled subjects are potential jurors used for the State of California Jury Pool. All participants will meet all State of California Jury Requirements, which are as follows: U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age, currently live in San Diego County. There must not be a felony on their record or they must have had their rights restored by the state. They may not be currently serving as part of a jury or be under conservatorship. For this particular study, participants must be able to understand English, both written and spoken at a fifth grade level and higher. The anticipated sample size is 180 participants.
Contact Information: If interested in participating please click on this link and it will take you to the survey home page. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes. http://bit.ly/H9xAPm or call Lee Patz at (949)-228-5135 or email at email@example.com
Project Title: Chinese-American Juror Level of Acculturation and Perceived Expert Witness Credibility
Researcher(s): Yan Chan, MA
Study Summary: Brief summary (maximum 100 words), and specific details about the demographic group(s) requested to participate. The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of juror acculturation on their perceptions of expert witness credibility. The specific demographic groups being recruited for the study are adults ages 18 or older, who identify as either Chinese or Chinese-American, and who meet the criteria to serve on a jury as defined. The estimated time to complete the study is between 20 and 30 minutes.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (415) 484-9645; https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8nRYqsDMGrxlgqh
Project Title: The influence of African American professional women’s identities on personal and
Researcher(s): Gervetti M. Lockett, MA
Study Summary: Many deficits exist in the research literature on Black/African American women. The aim of this research is to explore the personal and professional lives of Black/African American women to gain a better understanding of factors that influence their success and well-being. An additional objective is to begin to correct this gap in the literature by inviting Black/African American women in executive, managerial and professional roles over the age of 18 to participate. Participation in the online survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Responses will remain confidential, and participants will not be required to identify themselves by name during the study.
Contact Information: If interested in participating, please follow the link to the survey: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0vRaeGAdAeN76Pb
If you have additional questions, please feel free to email the researchers at: email@example.com.
Project Title: The Relationship between Personality, Emotional Intelligence, Intuitive Thinking and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Researcher(s): Connie Won, M.A., Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Nicholas Noviello, Ph.D., Ron Duran, Ph.D.
Study Summary: This study will examine the relationships of personality, emotional intelligence and intuitive thinking in relation to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) attitudes and use. Knowing who is more willing to use CAM may help researchers, practitioners and health care policy makers assess who will be the primary users in the future. Studying the type of individuals who use CAM can also help alternative care providers that have already incorporated CAM as part of their practice to better understand who would be open to using CAM versus those that may be more difficult to reach with alternative care. This may ultimately have an effect on CAM compliance and the efficiency of treatment outcome.Contact Information: Individuals who are interested in being a part of this study can click on the following link: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8eUKPxGCRAqc18N or contact Connie Won at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Title: The Factors Impacting Experiences and Improving Attitudes in Online Learning
Researcher(s): Dennie Marenco
Study Summary: The study will explore the factors impacting experiences and improving attitudes in online learning. Participation involves completing a brief questionnaire, approximately 5 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept private and confidential. Participation in this research study is voluntary. Participants must be 18 years of age or older with two semesters (minimum) of online learning experience. Participants who have chosen to participate in this study will be able to learn about the results once the research study has concluded at the request of the participant.
Contact Information: Volunteers for participation in this study will visit the following online link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZGYB53. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for gift cards for instructional supplies. Email email@example.com with a copy of the final page of your completed survey for drawing entry.
Project Title: Preventing Emotional Eating Routines (PEER) (submitted to IRB under Behavioral Weight Loss for Emotional Eaters (BWL-EE)
Researcher(s): Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D.
Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new family-based treatment that will help female adolescents reduce emotional eating by teaching them skills to manage strong emotions. In addition to learning these skills, the program will help adolescents lose weight by teaching weight loss skills including dietary and physical activity recommendations. Adolescents may qualify if they are female, overweight (85 – 99% BMI), between the ages of 13 and 17, and have a parent who is willing to participate.
Contact Information: If interested, please contact the UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) at (858) 822 – 2158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Title: Does Ethnic Identity Mediate the Relationship Between Gender Role Conflict and Depression in Men
Researcher(s) Name(s): Desmond R. Thayer, M.A.
Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to understand how men view their roles as men in our society. There is not a lot of research on how roles that men take affect them. Participating in this study will help provide information on how the roles men take may, or may not affect them. To participate, you must be a male between the ages of 18 and 80 and you must be able to read English. Survey will be completed online and should take approximately 40 minutes. Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 10 $25.00 Visa gift cards.
Contact Information: If you are interested in being a participant, please contact the principle researcher of the study, Desmond Thayer, at 916-307-8857 or email@example.com
Project Title: Dijo Mi Madre Study
Researcher(s): Corinna Correia
Study Summary: I am interested in how culture and parenting practices relate to a child's risk of injury (i.e., their accident rate). My population of interest is Mexican or Mexican AMerican mothers with a child between the gages of 4-8. The study is conducted in the participants home. Mothers and their child will be video taped interacting for 25 minutes. The mother is also asked to fill out a few forms. Mothers who participate in the entire study receive $20 cash and the child receives a toy.
Contact Information: Interestesd individuals can contact me by calling (619)929-0227
Project Title: An Investigation of Running in Relation to Domains of Quality of Life from a Biopsychosocial Framework
Researcher(s): Megan Pollock, M.A.
Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to investigate if participation in distance running is significantly related to one’s quality of life. An additional goal is to identify if there is an optimal distance to routine running that relates to the highest measures on the six domains of quality of life. This study will also investigate the relationship between ultra-marathoning and quality of life. Regular runners AND people who do not regularly exercise are needed. Participant Descriptions- Limited-exercisers are defined as exercising less than 2.5 hours of moderate exercise OR less than 1 hour of vigorous exercise (vigorous exercise includes activities, such as running soccer, i.e., high-intensity activities) per week over on average for the past year. Runners: run at least 5 miles per week and participated in at least one organized running event in the past year. Link to complete study: http://bit.ly/16zz4ay
Contact Information: Megan Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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