With the Olympics in full swing, have you ever thought about how athletes keep their composure? Many use sport psychologists to help them “keep their head in the game.” How effective is this treatment, though?
Are you satisfied in your marriage? A daily diary study showed that this loaded question could be answered differently based on if one had more or less sleep. When answering a question like, “are you
Here’s a recent literature roundup from PubMed, PsychNet, and Google Scholar for your enjoyment. “Daily Interpersonal Experience Partially Explains the Association Between Social Rank and Physical Health.” This study examined the relationship between one’s perception
People often listen to music to relieve stress. Hanging out with friends is known to relieve stress. So, does hanging out with friends while listening to music double this effect? This was the question of
There has been recent research showing nature is a “restorative environment,” or a setting that effectively enables people to recover from attentional, social, and other demands of modern/daily life. Consequentially, nature, along with other restorative
How long should an experience sampling study be? The answer lies in the type of schedule you’ve chosen to use. Conner and Lehman lay out a few guidelines for different types of sampling schedules. Download
It’s about that time of year again. University students are preparing for graduation, and the beginning of life after their post-secondary education. During this time, students tend to think about their meaning in life. A
Four unique uses for ecological momentary assessment: Summary of Shiffman, Stone, and Hufford, 2008.
Ecological momentary assessment (EMA, or experience sampling) is a method that has unique advantages., compared to traditional methods using surveys and/or observing people in the laboratory. In the influential paper named on the subject, Saul
Helping youth implement positive coping strategies – Using an App: An experience sampling study and mobile intervention
Reach is a youth program in Victoria, Australia, that helps youth to live thriving lives. One way they do this is by teaching them coping strategies for stressful situations in daily life. The organization did
There is increasing concern that most people in need of mental health (MH) services and/or substance abuse (SA) treatment are not receiving services. Although this situation seems daunting, smartphone apps can address some of these