Undergraduate Students

Kassie Haedtke


I am currently an undergraduate student working toward my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I plan to attend a graduate program where I can research topics that fall somewhere in the category of social psychology. Although I am uncertain of what specifically I will study, I’ve found that I enjoy research involving sex and gender, pain, and social influence. I am currently working on a research project involving how a person’s sex affects their perception of another person’s pain when the other’s pain is related to that viewer’s gender. In addition, I am assisting Dr. Thompson in a study assessing implicit attitudes toward consensually nonmonogamous relationship structures.


Megan Griesel


I graduated in May (2018) from the University of Minnesota Duluth with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. This is my first time conducting research and I am very eager and excited for this experience. My primary research interests relate to sexual and romantic relationships, especially in today’s society and across cultures. I plan on going to graduate school in the Fall of 2019 for a PsyD in clinical/forensic psychology. In the meantime, I am trying to gain as much experience in the psychology field as I can and I hope to participate in more research in the future.


Abbie Hennig


My name is Abbie Hennig and I am in my final year as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. My areas of interest include applied behavior analysis and attitudes toward non-typical sexual behaviors. This is my second semester working with Dr. Thompson in her Sexuality and Relationships lab and look forward to continuing research with her. After graduation, I plan to complete my Master’s Degree to pursue a career in clinical counseling.