Patrick is a Ph.D.-student in the Health Psychology program. He graduated from the University of Freiburg with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2016) and from Freie Universität Berlin with a Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology (2019). Patrick is interested in studying positive events in daily life. In his research, he examines why some people experience more positive events than others and whether people differ in their responses to these positive events.
Positive Events, Personality, Biomarkers, Stress, Health Behaviors, Purpose
Klaiber, P., Wen, J.H., DeLongis, A., Sin, N.L. (in press) The ups and downs of daily life during COVID-19: Age differences in affect, stress, and positive events, The Journal of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological and Social Sciences
Klaiber, P., Whillans, A.V., Chen, F.S. (2018), Long-term health implications of students’ friendship formation during the transition to university, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 10(2), 290-308. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12131
Ward-Griffin, E., Klaiber, P., Collins, H. K., Owens, R. L., Coren, S., & Chen, F. S. (2018), Petting Away Pre-Exam Stress: The Effect of Therapy Dog Sessions on Student Well-Being, Stress and Health, 34(3), 468-473. doi: 10.1002/smi.2804
- President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award, University of British Columbia (2020)
- R Howard Webster Foundation Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2019)
- Fellow, German National Scholarship Foundation