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Undergraduate Research

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If you wish to complete one or our surveys, please scroll down.

Please note that only those 18 and older are eligible to complete the research participation requirement. Students under 18 should use another option to complete the requirement.



Pregnancy Loss I:  Miscarriage Study

Inclusion Criteria:

1. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this study.

2. You must have experienced the involuntary loss of a wanted, confirmed pregnancy (miscarriage) within the last two years.

Individuals who meet the criteria  noted above are invited to participate in an important study that attempts to better understand the emotional and social variables that are involved in the highly distressing responses that many women experience after a miscarriage. information will be collected in order to better understand this painful experience with the ultimate goal of designing appropriate interventions that may be helpful.

You will receive 45 minutes research participation credit for completing the study. Women who agree and wish to do will also have the opportunity to complete a follow-up interview about their experience.

All portions of the study are entirely voluntary and completion of the survey portion does not obligate you to participate in the interview.

For more information and to take the survey, please click here:

Pregnancy Loss Study

Contact Information: Dr. Teresa Tempelmeyer,


Pregnancy Loss II:  Effects of Miscarriage on Family and Loved Ones

This study is designed to explore the effects miscarriage has on the family and loved ones of the bereaved parents and how it affects the dynamics of their social relationships.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have a close family member or friend who has suffered an involuntary loss of a wanted pregnancy

If you meet the criteria listed above, you are invited to participate in this study that would help us understand the variables that affect family and loved ones of a bereaved parent during this painful experience. We in turn could further bring light to this delicate and distressing issue by proposing our findings to help individuals with such experiences to better cope through the healing process of this traumatic event. In addition, we hope to educate family and loved ones to better understand the woman’s experience, thus, being better equipped to provide support.

You will receive 30 minutes of research participation credit upon completion of this study. Participation is completely voluntary and confidential. We highly appreciate your participation in helping us to better understand this important social issue!

This survey will be available within the next couple weeks.


Contact information: Dr. Teresa Tempelmeyer,, 940-397-4027


Migraine Headache Study


This study consists of a survey to investigate a number of variables and their relationship to migraine pain. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY ARE:

  • Those 18 years and older
  • Those who have not previously participated in the migraine headache study, and
  • Those who have been diagnosed by a physician or a nurse practitioner as suffering from migraines.
  • You will need to have access to a working printer in order to complete the study.


If you do not experience migraine headaches but complete the study, we will not be able to use your data and you will not receive credit for research participation.

You will need to have access to a working printer in order to receive research participation credit.

We would genuinely appreciate your participation as we attempt to understand variables associated with pain that may be treated with psychotherapy. We understand that the condition causes great pain, illness, missed opportunities, and distress, and genuinely want to find ways to validly address these issues in a treatment protocol in the future.

You will receive SIXTY minutes research participation credit for completing the study, BUT ONLY IF YOU MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION SHOWN AT THE TOP OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

To learn more and participate, click on the following link:


Contact Information: Dr. Teresa Tempelmeyer,


A Comparison of the Rate of Clinical Elevations on the MMPI-2 and the PAI

This study consists of taking two widely used personality instruments, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)


Enrollment in PSYC 1103 or 2203 + Age 18 or older


Completion of both of these instruments is estimated to be about 150 minutes.

Contact Information:  Dr. Paul Guthrie,


Online Video Gaming Culture Study

This study is OPEN!

The aim of this research is to collect data on online gaming (PC and console). Two of the researchers are online gamers and used their involvement with the community to generate the survey used in this study.


1. 18 years old or older

2. Have not previously participated in any study of video or online gaming at MSU

3. Be actively involved in online gaming

4. Be willing to take the time to provide honest and thoughtful responses to the survey questions.

 You will receive 30 minutes of research participation credit for completing the study.

Contact information:  Dr. Michael Vandehey,

For more information and to participate in the study click here:


Tinder Study

Eligibility to participate:  (1) 18 years of age or older, (2) must be a current or past user of the mobile dating app, Tinder.

Individuals who meet the criteria noted above are invited to participate in an important study that attempts to better understand uses of the popular website, Tinder. Tinder largely tends to be used in order to “hook up” with potential sexual partners. There is currently no research known to the investigators that addresses the many variables that are likely involved in Tinder use. Participants will complete a survey, the completion of which will provide you with 30 minutes of research participation credit.  

The investigators believe there will be minimal psychological risks associated with participation in this study beyond those that may be encountered responding to questionnaires that require responses regarding various personality features. Individuals may withdraw from the study at any time. No names or identifying numbers will be directly  associated with the data. No directly identifiable, private, or sensitive information will be obtained.

If you wish to participate in the survey, you may begin by going to the link below to begin the survey. If you do decide to participate, we thank you for your help in trying to better understand new issues surrounding on-line social connections!

Contact Information:  Dr. Teresa Tempelmeyer,,  940-397-4027