Marginalized IdentitiesShedding Light on Invisible Chronic Illness: Social Support, Minority Stress, and Psychological Well-Being
This study will examine the relationship between invisible chronic health conditions and their impact on psychological well-being. Past research on this topic has been primarily focused on medical based models and often disregards the psychological impacts associated with an invisible chronic illness. This study will use minority stress theory and path analysis to examine how social support is mediated by stigma consciousness and outness in its relationship to psychological well-being.
Specifically, the author expects that perceived social support, and outness each would be related positively with perceived well-being, and that stigma would be related negatively with perceived well-being. The second set of hypotheses involved the mediation patterns proposed in the minority stress literature. Specifically, it is predicted that proximal minority stressors (i.e., expectations of stigma, and outness/concealment) would mediate the relations of the distal stressor (i.e., perceived social support) with perceived well-being.
Becoming Ace: Identity formation for Asexual Identified People of Color
This is a research study on the experiences of asexual-identified People of Color with identity development or formation. Specifically we are interested in how other social identities may influence or are influenced by an asexual identity. There is a paucity of research on the subject of human asexuality and a resounding absence of literature exploring the lives of asexual-identified people of color. It is the author's hope to illuminate the dynamic nature of identity formation and experience. This study is currently under way. If you are interested, please find a link to the survey under the Announcements on the Home page.
Brief Online Study for Students Diagnosed with Learning Disability/Disabilities.
This study is currently recruiting participates for a research study exploring the life experiences of students diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities. This survey should only take about 20 minutes of your time.
If you are at least 18 years old, reside in the U.S., enrolled in college or graduate school, and have been diagnosed with a learning disability/disabilities and are interested in participating, please click on the link below to take you to the survey:
***This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board: (Protocal #14-020).
If you have any complaints, questions, concerns, or would like to know the results, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Geiger via e-mail at email@example.com or Dr. Melanie Brewster at firstname.lastname@example.org.