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 The purpose of this research study is to investigate the experience of significant misfortune. Specifically, we investigate how aspects of beliefs and experiences impact coping with misfortune.


You can take part in this study if you:

  • Are 18 years or older 

  • Have experienced a significant misfortune within the past 12 months  

  • Live in the USA  

  • Are able and willing to participate in a 1-hour 30-min interview by phone or computer (an online survey) or in person. 


Contact (using your first name only) if you would like to participate by phone or Zoom, or if you have any questions, and a member of our research team will get back to you.

Or, click below to participate directly online:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Claire White

Professor, Religious Studies

California State University, Northridge (CSUN

Department of Religious Studies

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8316

(818) 677-5640

This study has been approved by the Committee for Protection of Human Subjects at CSUN: IRB-FY22-180

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