Coping with the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dr. Anita DeLongis and Dr. Nancy Sin want to know how people are coping with the Coronavirus disease pandemic. Image by Tumisu from Pixabay.

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted all people in Canada and globally. Around the world, health officials are asking people to social distance and avoid crowds and large gatherings to slow the spread of the virus at a critical time. This series of events is unprecedented and our social landscape has dramatically changed.

UBC health psychologists Dr. Anita DeLongis and Dr. Nancy Sin are teaming up to launch a new study to explore the effects Coronavirus has on our mental and physical health. Through the study, the researchers will collect information on peoples’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviours related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

How can people take part in this research?

After participants complete the initial survey, they have the option of completing short follow-up questions to track their experiences of the outbreak over time.

To learn more about this study and to sign up, visit the study website: blogs.ubc.ca/coronavirus


Coping with the COVID-19 Outbreak Study 

Principal Investigators:

Anita DeLongis, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Director of the Centre for Health and Coping Studies
Department of Psychology, The University of British Columbia

Nancy Sin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of the UPLIFT Health Lab
Department of Psychology, The University of British Columbia

Study Coordinator:

Talia Morstead
Department of Psychology, The University of British Columbia
Email: morstead@mail.ubc.ca