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Four of the most stressful holiday scenarios, and how to make it through them
The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn aired 5 days of segments with Dr. Sin talking about finding simple pleasures in the midst of holiday stress
NY Times Sleep Article
The UPLIFT Health Lab’s research on sleep and well-being in middle-aged employees was cited in a New York Times article entitled “Sleep Can Be Good for Your Salary” (Nov. 4, 2019). https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/upshot/sleep-can-be-good-for-your-salary.html
The UPLIFT Health Lab attended the Gerontological Society of America conference in Austin, TX. Jin Wen (Master’s student) presented his research on perceived control and cortisol stress reactivity.
Positive experiences and stress
UBC Faculty of Arts published a Q & A with Dr. Sin on positive experiences as buffers against the health impacts of stress. https://www.arts.ubc.ca/can-positive-experiences-reduce-the-damaging-impacts-of-stress/
Personality and positive events
Dr. Sin presented research on personality traits as predictors of daily positive events at the Society for the Study of Human Development conference in Portland, Oregon (Oct 2019).
October 1st is National Seniors Day in Canada! Dr. Sin will be giving a talk on well-being and healthy aging for the “Importance of Community on Health” event at the South Arm Community Centre in Richmond on Sept 28. The event will support Chimo Community Services.
Dr. Sin was awarded the 2019 Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging from Division 20 of the American Psychological Association! Read about it here.
We were recently awarded a 4-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant to fund our research on the role of daily positive events in stress and coping. We also received a 2-year SSHRC Insight Development grant to support our work on positive well-being and aging!
Dr. Sin will present research findings about the role of daily positive events in stress appraisals at the Midlife in the United States Study (MIDUS) Meeting in Madison, WI (May 2019).