Research Participation Requested

My name is Katarzyna Kańska, and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  I’m currently conducting dissertation research, focusing on the post-migratory experience of Poles in the United States under the supervision of Mary Lamia, Ph.D., and I’m seeking participants for my study.

This study is an anonymous on-line survey which takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  All data collected are anonymous, and no identifying information about participants will be collected, including IP addresses. Participants will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to win one of twelve $25 Amazon gift cards.  The Wright Institute Internal Review Board (IRB) has reviewed and approved this study.

If you or your organization would have an interest in this topic, please consider taking part in the study as a research participant.  Also, if you may be willing to share the recruitment information with the members of your organization, I would greatly appreciate it. (link below)

Eligible participants will meet the following criteria:

  • Born in Poland
  • Immigrated to the United States as an adult
  • Have lived in the United States at least one year or longer
  • Be 20 years of age or older
  • Participants’ parent(s) live(ed) in Poland, or a country other than the United States

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this study, I would be happy to address them.  I may be contacted at, and my chair, Mary Lamia, Ph.D may be contacted at

Questions to this researcher may be in English or Polish. 

Please feel free to forward this announcement to those who might be eligible to participate.

Link to survey



Katarzyna Kańska, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

The Wright Institute