profile pic

Sandra G

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Social Justice Issues, Psychology, Identity Development, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Latin American Studies, Spanish, Developmental Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Career Psychology

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.

Destigmatizing Mental Health

For this project, you will be able to create a workshop that could be utilized in the community to help explain some of the most common mental health issues with certain populations or in general, like Major Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep, Eating Disorders ect. You will have to find ways to help explain theses issues to the general public, to help destigmatize, to make information more accessible, and learn more about general mental health issues. This project can be in the form of a proposal where the different aspects of the workshop will be explained, a rationale would be provided, and what the long term effects could be.

Design a Research Study

For this project, you will be able to create a research study in a psychological topic are of your choosing. You will design the study from beginning to end: Defining a problem area to study, operationalizing the different variables, how to collect data, the research design, and what to control for. We will take a look at some previous research articles and analyze different approaches to help understand different methodologies.

The Ted Talk Experience

For this project, you will find a topic of interest in psychology that you would be excited to talk about to a general public. You will investigate this topic to become an "expert" in it. You will have to transform scientific knowledge/ jargon into a digestible piece for the general public that is just as exciting and relatable to them as it is to you! This project can be in the form of a proposal or an actual speech given in the form of a Ted Talk!

Interested in working with expert mentors like Sandra?

Apply now