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Past Projects

Cognitive and Risk Variables Associated with Gender Study

Investigators: Janna Holmes, M.S., Briahna Yuodsnukis, B.S., Brian Maruyama, & Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D.

Description: This study aims to examine differences in interpersonal behaviors, emotions, and mental performance according to gender and sex assigned at birth. Specific measures of well-being, personality traits, impulsivity, aggression, substance use, and cognitive performance were administered via an online survey. Exploring gender differences in a mixed transgender/cisgender sample will inform the development of culturally competent assessment strategies for transgender populations and will highlight both similarities and differences among transgender people and their cisgender counterparts.  Data collection was completed in 2019 and is currently being analyzed. The final sample includes 102 transgender women, 101 transgender men, 110 cisgender women, and 101 transgender men. Data are being used for dissertation projects as well as an oral presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 26th Scientific Symposium, Virtual conference.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations:

Yuodsnukis, B., Holmes. J. E., & Balsam, K. F. (2020, November). The association between alcohol use and aggression among transgender individuals [Oral abstract]. World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 26th Scientific Symposium, Virtual conference. https://www.wpath.org/education/upcoming-conferences