Lab News

Aging Consciously

Dr. Sin gave a talk on “Coping with Stress in Daily Life” at the South Arm Community Centre as part of the Aging Consciously lecture series (8 Aug 2018). Thank you to everyone who attended and to Shannon at South Arm for inviting us!

APA Division 20

Dr. Sin has been elected as Member-at-Large for the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division on Adult Development and Aging. She will serve a 3-year term from 2018-2021.

Kevin Chi awarded Quinn Research Assistantship

Kevin Chi (4th Year Psychology student) has received the Quinn Research Assistantship Award, which will provide 4 months of summer funding to support Kevin’s research project on daily volunteering and health in midlife and older adults. Congratulations, Kevin!

American Psychosomatic Society conference

Dr. Sin will be giving a talk entitled “Short Sleep Exacerbates Negative Emotional Responses to Daily Stressors: Evaluation of Bidirectional, Within-Person Associations” at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Louisville, KY (8 March 2018).

Washington Post

Our study on daily stress and heart rate variability was featured in the Washington Post (5 March 2018).

Aging Consciously

Dr. Sin gave a talk on “Small Actions to Promote Happiness and Healthy Aging” as part of the Aging Consciously lecture series at South Arm Community Centre in Richmond (17 Jan 2018). A big thanks to everyone who attended!

Inflammation and Health

The latest newsletter for the Midlife in the United States Study describes findings from Dr. Sin’s studies on daily stress, positive events, and inflammation. Read the newsletter here to learn more about how inflammation interacts with psychosocial and behavioural factors to influence health.

Accepting grad students and RAs!

The UPLIFT Health Lab is accepting applications for research assistants and graduate students. Please contact Dr. Sin for more details.

UPLIFT Health Lab

Our research is focused on understanding psychosocial well-being and biobehavioural mechanisms underlying healthy aging.