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Children in Polyamorous Families Part 2 on Psychology Today

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The second in my blog series on kids in polyamorous families just went up today — you can find it at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201704/children-in-polyamorous-families-part-2

 

 

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New Study of Polyamorous Relationships – Ryan Witherspoon

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Ryan Witherspoon, a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student at the California School of Professional Psychology, is conducting research on polyamorous relationships. Please consider participating. 

 

 

Participate in a survey about polyamorous relationships!

If you are in a polyamorous or other type of consensually non-monogamous, where all parties involved understand and agree that complete monogamy is not required, then you know how important it is that people understand what these relationships are and how they work.

My name is Ryan Witherspoon and I am a clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.  I am conducting a dissertation research project investigating these kinds of relationships.  Specifically, I’m looking at hidden sources of strength and resilience against challenges that polyamory and other types of consensual non-monogamy may feature.

Are you a US resident, over 18, and currently in one or more polyamorous or consensually non-monogamous relationship(s)?  Do you want to help contribute to scientific understanding of these important lifestyles and practices?  Please click the link below to participate in this ground-breaking study!

All responses are anonymous and completely confidential.  The survey will only take about 20 minutes to complete, but your contribution to expanding knowledge and tolerance of these modern relationships will be priceless!

Access the brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNMstudy

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns!

Sincerely Yours,
Ryan G. Witherspoon, MA

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Black People Kink Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff

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Dominus Blue and baby j from Black People Kink recently interviewed me for their new podcast. You can check it out at https://www.blackpeoplekink.com/podcast-2/

 

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Children in Polyamorous Families Pt. 1, Psych Today Blog by Dr. Eli Sheff

 

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My most recent post on Psychology Today is the first in a series on children in polyamorous families and focuses on their age-dependent experiences and three reasons these kids seem to be in such good shape.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201704/children-in-polyamorous-families-part-1

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Dr. Eli Sheff to Speak at Conference in Spain June 16 – 18

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In my first international keynote address, I will be speaking at Foro Poliamor, a polyamory convention that will take place in the countryside of Catalonia, Spain. For more information see http://foropoliamor.org/es/ponentes/

 

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New York Magazine Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff

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In their new article, the Science of Polyamory, New York Magazine interviews Dr. Eli Sheff about child custody in polyamorous families.

 

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/03/science-of-polyamory-open-relationships-and-nonmonogamy.html

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Participate in Research on Male Metamours?

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The study seeks to recruit a diverse group of polyamorous men who are willing to talk about their interactions with male metamours (i.e. their partner’s partners).

I am conducting this research for my doctoral dissertation, with the intention of giving voice to a previously unheard group of polyamorous men like myself.

Please take the brief online survey (link below) if you are willing to do a 60-90 minute interview for this study. The interview can be in person in the Philadelphia, PA area or via Skype or Google Hangouts.

If you know any other poly men who might be interested in sharing their male metamour experiences with a researcher, please share this message with them. All information shared in this survey will be kept confidential.

Of the men who complete the survey, a diverse group of 20-30 will be chosen for interviews. Everyone who completes the 5-minute survey, meaning that they are willing to be interviewed if chosen and that they have provided contact information for follow-up, will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

For more information, or if you have questions about this study, please contact the researcher at metamourstudy@gmail.com. The survey can be found here: https://widener.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0cCt8JO2xq0Q0Sh

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