Dr. Alexander Tatum
<b>Department: </b>Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling<br><b>Research Area: </b>Human sexuality and sexual health, LGBTQ+ mental health, romantic relationships and consensual non-monogamy, kink/BDSM<br>
Department: Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling
Research Focus: Human sexuality and sexual health, LGBTQ+ mental health, romantic relationships and consensual non-monogamy, kink/BDSM
Potential Student Project(s):
My current research focuses on identifying supports and barriers to sexual satisfaction, and how sexual satisfaction is related to health outcomes. I am currently developing a project that will study how people in satisfying and consensually non-monogamous relationships discuss sex with their partners, and how these discussions relate to sexual satisfaction.
As part of this project, you will attend weekly meetings with my research team (which is entirely graduate students) and work alongside them conducting literature reviews and running basic statistical analyses. Depending on motivation and interest, there may be an opportunity to present results at an academic conference.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:
- Highly motivated
- Intention to pursue a graduate degree in psychology
- Interest in learning statistics
- Team-oriented and collaborative
We will meet on a weekly basis to discuss progress on ongoing projects. I will also provide mentoring during these sessions to help demystify the grad school application process.
Contact: 765-285-1054, Health Professions Building 453