2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 235 - Research on Diverse Families and Sexualities

This course involves undergraduates in all phases of ongoing research being conducted in the Diverse Families and Sexualities Laboratory of Professor Abbie Goldberg. The two primary research projects that Dr. Goldberg’s team is working are: (1) The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project, a 10 year longitudinal study of heterosexual, lesbian, and gay adoptive parents, which focuses on parents’ experiences in a wide range of settings (e.g., their communities; their children’s schools); and (2) The Postpartum Well-Being Study, a study of sexual minority and heterosexual women during the first year of parenthood, which focuses on their mental health, sexual identity, partner relationships, social support, and experiences with health care professionals.

Students will participate in weekly lab meetings. Students will also participate in transcribing participant interviews, coding data, entering data, and assisting with other lab tasks. To be accepted into the lab, students must: meet a minimum GPA requirement; interview with Dr. Goldberg and a doctoral student; be able to articulate the intersection between their interests and career goals and the foci of/opportunities provided by the lab; and be able to commit to one year in the lab.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

This course fulfills the Lab/Research requirement of the Psychology major.


Prerequisites: PSYC 101   and Instructor’s permission.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every semester