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Dr. Sin was a guest on U.S. National Public Radio’s On Point to discuss the science behind the mutual benefits of kindness. Listen here or on the podcast: https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/12/17/the-mutual-benefits-of-kindness
The Greater Good Magazine covered our research showing that getting more sleep tonight can promote more positive experiences and resilience to stress on the next day. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/your_sleep_tonight_changes_how_you_react_to_stress_tomorrow
Kudos to lab members Jin Wen, Lydia Ong, Fei Ying, Juliane Henkel, Holy Ghaly, and Patrick Klaiber on their poster presentations at the American Psychosomatic Society virtual conference! Jin Wen received a Poster Award for his presentation on sleep and well-being in daily life during COVID-19.
Helping others can help you feel better during the pandemic. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/helping_others_can_help_you_feel_better_during_the_pandemic
Jin Wen has received the Student Research Award from the Gerontological Society of America’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. This award was given based on his Master’s thesis research on the role of perceived control in stress responses.
Better sleep can improve stress and increase positivity, study shows. https://www.verywellmind.com/better-sleep-can-improve-stress-response-and-help-you-enjoy-positives-study-shows-5079820
Unhappy? Sleep it off, says new UBC study https://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/unhappy-sleep-it-off-says-new-ubc-study
Often, the elderly handle the pandemic very well. Here’s why. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/elderly-coping-pandemic-despite-isolation/2020/09/18/f397dea8-f763-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html
Who is handling the pandemic best emotionally? Boomers and other retirees. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/09/11/pandemic-stress-boomer-millennial-parenting/
Two UBC health psychologists, Dr. Nancy Sin and Dr. Eric Kim, have received the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award. This award supports health researchers as they launch world-class research programs in B.C. For the award announcement, see: https://www.msfhr.org/news/features/announcing-2020-msfhr-scholars-and-research-trainees