B.A. [Pscyhology] (University of California-Berkeley), Ph.D. [Psychology] (University of California-Berkeley)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia
Research InterestsChronic disease; Coping; Mental health; Social support; Stress
Dr. Delongis focuses her research on the effects of everyday stress on physical and psychological health. She studies for whom and under what conditions stress results in problems of adaptation. For example, she looks at how close relationships can buffer the impact of stress on health and well-being. Dr. Delongis also examines the biological, cognitive, and emotional pathways through which these effects occur. She has studied stress in patients coping a range of chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, SCI, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
In addition to her role as an Investigator at ICORD, Dr. Delongis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She completed her B.A. and Ph.D., both in psychology, at the University of California-Berkeley.
Dr. Delongis’ research can help to identify the range outcomes caused by stress, from marital dissatisfaction and divorce, to physical and mental illness. Her work will also aid in the development of treatments for at-risk populations by allowing the design of evidence-based intervention
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For some of her major findings, please see the selected papers below, as well as her recent publications listed at the bottom of the page:
- Dyadic coping with stepfamily conflict: Demand and withdraw responses between husbands and wives
- Couples coping with stress: The role of empathic responding
- Coping and the response of others.
- Social support and social strain among husbands and wives: A multilevel analysis
- Coping in context: The role of stress, social support, and personality in coping
- The role of social support in coping with daily pain among patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Affiliation with organizations and societies:
- Academy of Behavioral Medicine
- Western Psychological Association
- Journal of Family Psychology
Some of Dr. Delongis’ major awards and accomplishments include:
- Faculty Research Fellowship (Isaac Walton Killam Memorial, 1993)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship (National Institute of Mental Health, 1985-1987)
Current Lab Members
|Masters Student||Ph.D. Student||Post-Doctoral Fellow|
|Jessie Pow||Ellen Stephenson||Dr. Jamie Veale|
|2012||Jessie Dezutter||Postdoctral Fellowship (Research Foundation Flanders)|
|Ellie Stephenson||Entrance Scholarship (UBC)|
|Jamie Veale||Entrance Scholarship (UBC)|
|2011||Mark Lam||Meritorious Award for research presented (Society for Behavioral Medicine)|
|2009||Mark Lam||Doctoral Graduate Fellowship (UBC)|
Current Opportunities in the Lab
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- Morstead, T, DeLongis, A. 2023. Searching for secrets, searching for self: Childhood adversity, self-concept clarity, and the motivation to uncover family secrets through direct-to-consumer genetic testing.. J Genet Couns. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1679.
- Morstead, T, Zheng, J, Sin, NL, DeLongis, A. 2022. Perceived threat and coping responses during the COVID-19 pandemic: Prospective associations with vaccine hesitancy.. Vaccine. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.10.081.
- Ong, LQ, Klaiber, P, DeLongis, A, Sin, NL. 2022. Everyday discrimination, daily affect, and physical symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.. Health Psychol. doi: 10.1037/hea0001242.
- Pfund, GN, DeLongis, A, Sin, N, Morstead, T, Hill, PL. 2022. Being active for a purpose: Evaluating the bi-directional associations between monthly purpose and physical activity.. Soc Sci Med. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115300.
- Morstead, T, Zheng, J, Sin, NL, Rights, JD, DeLongis, A. 2022. Pandemic stressors and depressive symptoms: Examining within- and between-person effects of neuroticism.. Pers Individ Dif. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2022.111827.