Our lab had a strong presence at GSA 2023 in Tampa, FL! Lydia Ong’s presentation was titled, “Age Differences in Everyday Discrimination and Cortisol Dynamic Range.” Jin Wen presented on the topic of “Does affective reactivity to interpersonal stressors during the day influence subsequent sleep that night?” Finally, Nikki Stuart gave a talk titled, “Daily stress and subjective cognition: A test of physical activity and age moderation.”
Dr. Sin spoke with host Michelle Eliot on BC Today about the impacts of daily stress on health and tips for coping with stress in daily life. You can watch a short video clip here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2261512771987
The full episode is available through CBC Radio and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/OoZt-m434Qk?feature=shared&t=2347
Dr. Nancy Sin was recently featured in a Q & A in the UBC Psychology News. In this Q & A, she describes the work that the American Psychosomatic Society’s Antiracism Task Force has done to implement antiracist policies in the organization. The task force published a paper to guide other organizations on practices to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Dr. Nancy Sin was recently interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his CNN podcast, Chasing Life. They chatted about the myth of the midlife crisis, stress and well-being during middle adulthood, and the unique challenges that Millennials face as we enter midlife. https://link.chtbl.com/g1OkKWZG
Our lab made a presence at the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 2023 Convention in Toronto! Our graduate students, Lydia Ong and Nikki Stuart, as well as our undergraduate lab members, Daria Hammond, Faith Vaughan, and Olive Huang, presented their posters during the convention and had an amazing time learning about research that is taking place across the country. Specifically, this was the first professional conference for our undergraduate lab members – congratulations!
Earlier this June, Patrick Klaiber, who just completed his Ph.D. in our lab, gave a talk at the Society for Ambulatory Assessment 2023 Conference in Amsterdam! His talk was about the changes in daily event-related affective experiences due to COVID-19. Yay to Patrick!
Patrick Klaiber has successfully completed his dissertation entitled “Engaging in and responding to daily positive events: Roles of personality and age.” He passed the dissertation defence with flying colours and has completed all Ph.D. program requirements. Congrats, Dr. Klaiber!
The UPLIFT Health Lab had a strong presence at the APS conference in Puerto Rico! Nikki Stuart gave a talk on stress and attention in daily life, Jin Wen presented his work on aspects of daily stress and coping that influence sleep, and Lydia Ong shared new findings on anticipation of discrimination and its impacts on emotional well-being. Dr. Sin facilitated roundtable discussions as a member of the APS Antiracism Task Force.
Nicole Stuart successfully defended her Master’s thesis on physical activity and cognitive health across 9 years in an age-diverse sample of adults. For her Ph.D. work, she will be focusing on physical activity as a buffer against daily stress-related changes in memory and attention.
Congrats to Patrick! Ph.D. candidate Patrick Klaiber is now an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. In addition to training the next generation of psychology students, Patrick will conduct research on positive aspects of daily life during major life transitions in older adulthood (e.g., becoming a grandparent, retirement).