The study is run by a doctoral student at Alliant International University and is for any adult fluent in English. The study advertisement is as follows:
My name is Annika Lundin, and I am a doctoral student at the California School of Professional
Psychology at Alliant International University. I am conducting a study looking at the lasting
impact of various experiences of childhood neglects and abuses on adult mental health,
specifically with adult symptoms of dissociation. Dissociation is known in the field of
psychology as the "disruption of and/or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness,
memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, and behavior"
(American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 291). Individuals with and without histories of
maltreatment in their childhood, who are fluent in English are requested in order to gather
information regarding the range of dissociative experiences. Volunteers must be 18 years or
older. You will be asked questions about your history as well as any current symptoms of
dissociation, and the entire process should take around 25 minutes. That said, you are allowed to
go at your own pace and take breaks if needed. Information will be gathered via two brief
surveys that can both be answered on Qualtrics, a HIPPA-compliant site. Participation and
information shared in the study is confidential and will remain anonymous, even to me. The goal
of this study is to better understand the extent of dissociative symptoms in adulthood that are
linked to various types of childhood neglect and abuse. Those without histories of neglect or
abuse are still encouraged to participate, as this provides further support and comparisons to the
general population. If you are interested, please follow the link
(https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o5oIZB1JqPaajk) and the directions on Qualtrics.
Thank you for your time.
Annika Lundin, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Please contact me if you'd like to be added to an email list and alerted when new studies are available. Both dissociative individuals and mental health professionals may request to receive study alerts.
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