One of the projects I am working on aims to characterize how women adjust psychologically to genetic testing results. The outcomes are fairly standard for health psychology and research with cancer patients, examples include depressive symptoms, positive affect (are you a happy person?), negative affect (are you a moody person?), and intrusive thoughts (are you bothered by thoughts or concerns about cancer?).
I struggle often with the way research is conducted and reported in psychology. Many times, I find that I am disappointed with psychology as a field. It is the exception that I finish a paper and feel the authors actually gave me a complete picture of their study and results. Usually I just think that aspects that did not turn out to be of interest or statistically significant or were too messy were simply omitted.
[N. B. This is a someone scattered post. I will revise and clarify over time, but for now it is a rough log of my thoughts and various resources on the topic.]