Psychology

  • Global and cross-cultural stress, resilience, and coping amidst Covid-19 pandemic

    Principal Investigators: Thomas Chacko (University of Buffalo)

    You are invited to participate in a research study on Global and cross-cultural stress, resilience, and coping amidst Covid-19 pandemic. Participation in this one-time study will take about 30 minutes. There is no compensation for participating in this study but we appreciate your time and effort. There is no known risk involved in participating...

  • COVID-19 anxiety symptoms associated with problematic smartphone use severity in Chinese adults

    Authored By: Jon D. Elhai, Haibo Yang, Dean McKay, Gordon J.G. Asmundson

    As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the globe, researchers continue to identify widespread public distress coinciding with the pandemic. Although some distress about the virus is beneficial because it motivates people to engage in helpful behaviours such as social distancing, excessive distress can be harmful to individuals and...

  • BIS and COVID-19 Study Details

    Principal Investigators: Dean McKay (Fordham University) and Gordon J. G. Asmundson (University of Regina)

    COVID-19’s communicable nature has heightened global concerns around transmission as individuals struggle with the uncertainty of a disease invisible to the naked eye. Research on the Behavioral Immune System (BIS), the body’s behavioral and emotional response system that evolved to protect against potential illness, indicates that...

  • COVID Survey Canada: Risk and Resilience of Post-Traumatic Stress and Growth During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

    Principal Investigators: Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy (University of Manitoba), Dr. Kristin Reynolds (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Natalie Mota (University of Manitoba).

    The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges that will likely result in increased mental health symptoms. It causes serious threats to people’s well-being, and may be associated with high degrees of perceived threat—a well-established predictor of posttraumatic stress. Physical distancing mandates may...

  • COVID-19 Student Stress Survey Study Details

    Principal Investigators: Gordon J. G. Asmundson (University of Regina) and Steven Taylor (University of British Columbia)

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities across the United States and Canada have rapidly moved to online course delivery, temporarily paused non-essential research activities, and have required many students to move out of university accommodations. As a result, many students...