Faculty and student researchers in the Derner School of Psychology conduct a range of studies, and they depend on people like you to share your experiences and opinions.

Join one or more of our studies. You’ll help our students become skilled researchers and contribute to shared knowledge that can inform therapists and counselors and be shared in articles online, improving the lives of thousands of people.

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Current Studies

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Principal Investigator: Dominic Fareri, PhD

Research purposes: Take part in an fMRI study about decision-making with a friend. Fill out an initial screening form to learn more. This study is part of an NIMH-funded program of work (MH-122927) to Dominic Fareri, PhD.

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Principal investigator: Anxhela Kanani, MA

Faculty adviser: Catherine Eubanks, PhD

Research purposes: To identify how different factors might impact undergraduate students’ experience in therapy.

Description of research: Research will explore the various experiences that college students have in therapy with their therapist and how different experiences might impact their overall satisfaction with treatment.

Potential risks: Survey may be inconvenient and cause fatigue. Participants will have the option to leave blank any question they do not wish to answer, and will be able to discontinue the survey at any time. Participants will also be provided with the contact information for a national hotline in the event that they might become upset and would like a referral to counseling services in addition to the therapy they are already receiving.

Potential benefits: There are no direct benefits to the participants.

Costs/Compensation: Chance to enter a raffle and receive 1 of the 5 $100 gift cards.

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Principal investigator: Jaylene Aponte

Faculty adviser: Dr. Carolyn Springer

Research purposes: The purpose of this study is to see the impact of negative experiences in childhood on well-being.

Description of research: You will complete an online survey which will ask you questions about you, your ethnicity, adverse childhood experiences, coping skills, well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Potential risks: The survey is anonymous and we will not be collecting IP addresses. If any questions make you uncomfortable, you do not have to answer them. We will also be providing a list of resources if you would like to discuss anything that is upsetting to you.

Potential benefits: The information you provide may help researchers to better understand how to develop interventions that might be helpful to individuals who have experienced negative experiences in childhood.

Costs/Compensation: There is no monetary compensation for participating in this study. Professors may give you credit for taking part in the study.

Principal investigator: Ran Xu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Fiori

Research Purpose: To explore how interpersonal forms of emotion regulation strategies and personality traits relate to romantic relationship satisfaction.

You qualify if you:

  • Have been in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months
  • Are aged 18-29
  • Are unmarried
If interested, please reach out to ranxu@mail.adelphi.edu or fill out the consent form.

Principal investigator: Dr. Christina M. Marini

Research Purpose: The ReACH Lab at Adelphi University launched the RISE Study to learn more about how veterans cope with stress in their daily lives, and what it means for their sleep and well-being.

You qualify if you:

  • Are a veteran who is at least 65 years old;
  • Are married (or living with a partner).

In addition to helping us learn more about long-term implications of military service, you will be compensated for your time.

If interested, please reach out to Dr. Marini at cmarini@adelphi.edu or 516-877-4812.

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Principal Investigator: Shayne Georges

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Fiori

Research purposes: The purpose of this study is to assess how both self-rated stress levels and SLEs are associated with mental health.

Description of research: Participants will complete an online Qualtrics survey that will include demographic questions as well as questions about SLEs, current stress, current mental health, coping, and resiliency.

Potential risks: Although the study holds minimal risk for participants, a potential source of discomfort may be the sensitive nature of the topic and the questions being asked. In order to keep discomfort at an absolute minimum, all participants will be reassured that they may stop the study at any time.

Potential benefits: The data that is gathered from the study may contribute to the advancement of research on the effects of Stressful Life Events.

Costs/Compensation: There is no monetary cost or compensation for participating in this study.

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