The research conducted in the Health & Well-being Lab focuses on understanding the role of self-regulation in the health and well-being of people with and without ongoing health issues.

Much of this research examines the role of self-regulatory processes and tools (possible selves, counterfactual thoughts, and perceptions of control) and motivation for enhancing health and well-being.

Specifically, research in the lab is aimed at addressing the following questions:

1. What are the implications of self-regulation success or failure for health and well-being?

2. How do self-perceptions shape motivations for engaging in health-regulating behaviours, and impact health-related outcomes?

3. How does living with a chronic health condition impact the self-system, and what role do self-perceptions play in successful adjustment to an ongoing health challenge?

Current research addressing these questions can be found through the following links:

  1. Procrastination & health
  2. Medical care-seeking
  3. Living with chronic health conditions

This research is conducted with collaborators in psychology and other disciplines.

Participate in Research

There are a number of ongoing research projects in the lab that require research participants. Please visit the research participation page for more information.