Current Projects

Principal Investigator: Ola Svenson, PhD

Funder: Nordic Nuclear Safety Research

04/01/2024 – present

To study biased perceptions and judgements in real life on perceived and actual Coronavirus exposure and risk judgments, human judgments of efficiency improvements of EV charging stations in the US, and knowledge resistance.

Principal Investigator: Robert Mauro, PhD

Funder: Forensic Justice Project

03/01/2024 – 02/28/2025

To work with other researchers selected for the LPRP on a group publication assessing whether latent print methodology has been shown, based on empirical studies, to be repeatable, reproducible, and accurate, at levels that have been measured and are appropriate to the intended application. Within a 12-month period, the LPRP researchers will seek peer-reviewed publication of the results of their analysis in high-quality, reputable journals.

Principal Investigator: Paul Slovic, PhD

Funder: Longview Philanthropy

12/01/2023 – 09/30/2024

To mitigate existential risk and improve nuclear decision making.

Principal Investigator: Scott Slovic, PhD

Funder: Bower Award and Donations

12/01/2023 – present

To fund the Arithmetic of Compassion website (, to raise awareness of psychological obstacles to compassion, including psychic numbing, pseudo-inefficacy, and the prominence effect.

Principal Investigator: Carol W. Metzler, PhD

Funder: Parenting Now

07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 extended

Continuation, with a new sponsor (Parenting Now), of the former United Way/Lane Kids partnership.
To work with community partners to implement the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program in Lane County, to assist families county-wide with evidence-based parenting supports. ORI CES staff also provide program evaluation services to the project, including collection and analysis of parent surveys and program exposure data.

Principal Investigator: Carol Metzler, PhD

Funder: Carol Metzler

08/01/2022 – 12/31/2022 extended

To support finalization and submission of the outcome paper for the ORI Parenting Help Online project.

Principal Investigator: Erika Westling, PhD

Funder: Oregon Mind Body Institute

07/01/21 – 06/30/24 extended

To work with OEA Choice Trust to plan and implement mindfulness trainings and technical assistance for school administrators and school employees to promote the health and well-being of school employees.

Principal Investigator: Jason Luoma, PhD

Funder: Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center (donations)

10/01/2021 – present

To assist in managing funds for a randomized clinical trial of MDMA assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder. The longer-term goal of this project is to make the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Research Institute a leading contributor to psychedelic science.

Principal Investigator: Charles Turner, PhD

Funder: Syracuse Area Salvation Army & Onondaga County Department CFS  

10/1/18 to inactive

To evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare [FFT-CW ®] on the quality of treatment and prevention services for maltreated youth and their families in a child welfare setting.

Principal Investigator: Lewis R. Goldberg, PhD

Funder: donations

01/01/2007 – present

This IPIP website is intended as an international effort to develop and continually refine a set of personality inventories, whose items are in the public domain, and whose scales can be used for both scientific and commercial purposes.