Press

September 29, 2020. Better sleep can improve stress response and increase positivity, study shows. (Verywell)

September 19, 2020. Often, the elderly handle the pandemic very well. Here’s why. (The Washington Post)

September 18, 2020. Unhappy? Sleep it off, says new UBC study. (Vancouver Sun)

September 11, 2020. Who is handling the pandemic best emotionally? Boomers and other retirees. (The Washington Post)

August 19, 2020. In a COVID-19 World, Which Generation Is Coping Best? (PBS Next Avenue)

July 28, 2020. Crises Like the Pandemic Don’t Make People Less Optimistic. (Forbes)

July 24, 2020. ‘A surprise to no one’: Some coping better than others with COVID-19, research suggests. (CTV News)

July 24, 2020. COVID-19: Research shows older adults less worried during pandemic. (Vancouver Sun)

July 24, 2020. Patrick Klaiber talks about his new research on age differences in coping with the pandemic. (Breakfast Television)

2020: For news media related to our COVID-19 research, please see our Coping with the COVID-19 Outbreak Study website

Dec 22, 2019: 4 of the most stressful holiday scenarios, and how to make it through them (CBC News)

Dec. 2019: Simple Pleasures: The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn aired 5 days of interview segments with Dr. Sin about finding simple pleasures in the midst of holiday stress, specifically while holiday shopping, commuting, planning social events, meals, and travel (CBC Vancouver Radio)

Nov. 4, 2019: Sleep can be good for your salary (New York Times)

Nov. 1, 2019: Can positive experiences buffer stress? (UBC Faculty of Arts)

July 24, 2019: UBC Psychology faculty and graduate students receive SSHRC funding to advance their research (UBC Psychology News)

June 14, 2019: Psychology of adult development and aging: Dr. Nancy Sin receives early career award (UBC Psychology News)

April 3, 2019: Funding to advance research on psychosocial well-being and healthy aging (UBC Psychology News)

Nov. 13, 2018: Stressed Out! (Fall 2018 issue of Healthier You from Vancouver Courier)

March 5, 2018: Even the small stresses of daily life can hurt your health, but attitude can make a difference (The Washington Post)

Nov. 6, 2017: Inflammation & Health (Midlife in the United States Study newsletter)

July 5, 2017: Nancy Sin explores links between everyday life and healthy aging (UBC Faculty Q&A)

Feb. 15, 2017: Good sleep may promote positive experiences, less conflict (Penn State Press Release)

Dec. 30, 2016: How to become more optimistic (CNN)

Dec. 7, 2016: A brighter outlook could translate to a longer life (NPR)

July 19, 2016: Struggle with these 7 bad habits? There’s an easy fix (Canadian Living)

Mar. 9, 2016: Stress isn’t killing you—your reaction to it is (Men’s Health)

Mar. 1, 2016: The 3 Elephants in the Waiting Room: Depression, Diabetes, & Obesity (CardioSource WorldNews)

Feb. 29, 2016: Feeling stressed? The way you handle pressure could affect your health (Glamour)

Oct. 16, 2015: Positive outlook may help heart disease patients heal (U.S. News & World Report)

Oct. 14, 2015: New study shows why it’s massively important to have a good attitude (Men’s Health)

Oct. 6, 2015: The upward spiral of healthy behaviors and positive emotions (Psychology Today)

Sept. 13, 2015: Inflammaging: Everything you need to know about how inflammation can age you more rapidly—and how you can slow it down (Parade Magazine)

June/July 2015: Selected media coverage for study on affective reactivity to daily stressors and inflammation

  • Looking On The Bright Side Can Help You Live Longer (Huffington Post)
  • How Stress Is Affecting Your Long-Term Health (Huffington Post Canada)
  • Keep calm and carry on: Scientists say how we cope with stress can determine how long we’ll live – especially for women (Daily Mail)
  • Long-Term Benefit from Staying Calm in Stressful Circumstances (Psych Central)
  • Take a Deep Breath and Count to 10: How Staying Calm Can Help Keep You Healthy (Glamour)
  • Keep calm and carry on, for the sake of your long-term health (ScienceDaily)

Jan. 5, 2015: Depression Linked To Functional Decline In Heart Disease Patients (MedicalResearch.com)

Dec. 16, 2014: Joy From the Little Things Will Keep You Healthy: Research shows that positive experiences can reduce symptoms of chronic inflammation (RewireMe.com)

Sept. 24, 2014: HHD researchers’ study featured in Brain, Behavior and Immunity journal: Work focuses on relationship between daily positive events and inflammation in humans (Penn State Press Release)

Aug./Sept. 2013: Is It Time to Find a New Doctor? (AARP The Magazine)