Current Graduate Students
Emma Deihl is a second-year graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, she plans to research the mental health of socially marginalized individuals and how stereotypes, discrimination, and stigma affect how they perceive themselves and the world. She looks forward to conducting research in Dr. Thompson’s Sexuality and Relationships Lab to explore and expand her research interests. After completing her Master’s Degree, Emma hopes to earn her Ph.D. in either Clinical or Counseling Psychology to become a licensed psychologist and professor.
Previous Graduate Students
Carissa completed her Master’s degree in the department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her research interests included the investigation of dysfunctional sexual behavior, a topic informed by my experience working in the mental health and legal fields. My thesis, examined the endorsement of the sexual double standard as it pertains to adults involved in sexting.
Danica graduated from the Cognitive and Affective Masters program from UW Oshkosh. She is currently a PhD student at Tulane University. During my time at UW Oshkosh (and currently), she’s been involved in a number of research programs with Dr. Ashley Thompson and her research team. One such program assessed motives for romantic kissing by examining the different factors that influenced these motives (e.g., personality, sexual attitudes, gender). She was also very involved in projects examining how individual’s judge infidelity, factors that influence these judgments, and how researchers can help reduce discrepancies relating to these judgments (e.g., perspective-taking).
Elle holds a Master of Science degree in Psychological Research (2018) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Neuroscience (2016) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her research interests fall in two primary areas: relationships and sexuality, and young adult health and well-being. Her past research includes romantic kissing, consensual nonmonogamy (CNM), infidelity, college campus counseling, and more. She is also currently conducting research on motives for marriage and additional research on CNM. Though I am no longer a student, she enjoys the challenge and process of scholarly research and is pleased to continue to collaborate with Dr. Thompson.
Sarah graduated from the Cognitive and Affective Masters program from UW Oshkosh. Her primary research interests were related to the endorsement of the sexual double standard. In particular, her thesis (supervised by Dr. Ashley Thompson) explored different methods of measuring the SDS across various populations.