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PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Religion and Spirituality
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Design a Clinical Trial

You will present a rationale for and design a clinical trial to investigate the impact of a particular psychological intervention in a mental disorder of your choosing. For example, "Does daily meditation decrease anxiety in adolescent girls?" In this project, you will conduct a literature review, explain the methodology of your study, and present hypothetical results and their potential implications. Through this project, you will learn how to develop an experiment like a professional clinical psychologist!

Correlational Study from Public Data

In this project, you will find a data set online that is available for public viewing. You will identify variables or constructs that interest you, and then use statistical techniques to identify if they are related. For example, you may be interested to how daily exercise might relate to subjective wellbeing. Through any number of statistical techniques and software applications, you will learn to conduct your own analysis which ultimately may be publishable!