My current research interests include objective evaluation and intervention of psychosomatic/psychiatric disorders using ambulatory assessment (AA) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA). In regards to my current interests, I recently studied the temporal associations between momentary depressive mood and the behavioral alterations using AA and EMA, and demonstrated the robust and common psycho-behavioral correlates in patients with major depressive disorders as well as in healthy controls. This would be an important step toward the development of continuous and objective evaluation of the dynamic features of pathogenic processes and pathological states of depressive mood in psychiatric disorders.
- Ph.D., Education (Physical and Health Education), The University of Tokyo
- M.Sc., Education (Physical and Health Education), The University of Tokyo
- B.Sc., Psychology, Chung-Ang University
- Kim J, Nakamura T, Yamamoto Y. A momentary biomarker for depressive mood. In Silico Pharmacology, 4: 4, 2016.
- Kim J, Nakamura T, Kikuchi H, Yoshiuchi K, Sasaki T, Yamamoto Y. Covariation of depressive mood and spontaneous physical activity in major depressive disorder: Towards continuous monitoring of depressive mood. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 19: 1347-1355, 2015.
- Kim J, Nakamura T, Kikuchi H, Sasaki T, Yamamoto Y. Co-variation of depressive mood and locomotor dynamics evaluated by ecological momentary assessment in healthy humans. PLoS ONE, 8: e74979, 2013.
- Kim J, Kikuchi H, Yamamoto Y. Systematic comparison between ecological momentary assessment and day reconstruction method for fatigue and mood states in healthy adults. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18: 155-167, 2013.
Everyday Stress Responses Targets in the Science of Behavior Change
My primary area of research is family relationships of older persons, particularly the long-term impacts of parental childhood maltreatment on later-life intergenerational relationships. Other interests include relational conflict in family caregiving, stress and coping in older adults, childhood victimization and lifetime revictimization, and childhood trauma and adult attachment. My mentors are Drs. Lynn Martire and Jennie Noll.
Kong, J., Roh, S., Easton, S. D., Lee, Y., & Lawler, M. J. (in press). A history of childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence victimization among Native American adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online first: http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/02/21/0886260516632353.abstract
Kong, J., & Moorman, S. (in press). History of childhood abuse and intergenerational support to mothers in adulthood. Journal of Marriage and Family. Online first: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1741-3737/earlyview
Harry, M. L., Kong, J., MacDonald, L., McLuckie, A., Battista, C., Majoney, E., … Mahoney, K. J. (2016). The long-term effects of participant direction of supports and services for people with disabilities. Care Management Journals. 17(1), 2-12. doi: 10.1891/1521-0987
Kong, J., & Moorman, S. (2015). Caring for my abuser: Childhood maltreatment and caregiver depression. The Gerontologist, 55(4), 656-666. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt136
Coohey, C., Easton, S. D., Kong, J., & Bockenstedt, J. (2015). Sources of psychological pain and suicidal thoughts among homeless adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45(3), 271-280. doi:10.1111/sltb.12126
My research focuses on the links between work and family across the lifespan, particularly in mid and later life. I am particularly interested in how work-family conflict is associated with employees' and their family members’ time use and perceived time adequacy (i.e., feelings of having enough time) for daily activities and health behavior (e.g., sleep, and physical exercise). I am also interested in how daily stress impacts individuals’ physiological and health biomarkers, including stress hormones and cardiometabolic risk biomarkers.
- Ph.D., 2015, Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
- M.S., 2011, Human Development and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
- B.A., 1999, Child Development, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Lee, S., & Lee, S. (2010). The quality of multiple roles and psychological health of employed mothers. Journal of Korea Association of Family Relations, 15(3), 67–90.
Lee, S., Almeida, D. M., Davis, K. D., King, R. B., Hammer, L. B., & Kelly, E. (2015). Latent profiles of time adequacy for paid-work, parenting, and partner roles. The Journal of Family Psychology, Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0039433
Lee, S. & Almeida, D. M. (in press). Daily diary design. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adulthood and aging. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. http://doi.org/ 10.1002/9781118521373
Almeida, D. M., Davis, K. D., Lee, S., & Lawson, K., Walter, K., & Moen, P. (in press). Supervisor support buffers daily psychological and physiological reactivity to work-to-family conflict. Journal of Marriage & Family.
Lee, S., Almeida, D. M., Neuendorf, C., Davis, K. D., & Lam, C. B. (revise & resubmit). Individual and organizational work-family spillover for hotel managers’ well-being. Journal of Managerial Psychology.
Lee, S., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Kelly, E., Kossek, E., & O'Donnell, E. (revise & resubmit). Maternal evening and weekend work shifts and youths’ daily time use. Family Relations.
Buxton, O., Lee, S., Beverly, C., Berkman, L. F., Moen, P., Kelly, E., Hammer, L., & Almeida, D. M. (under review). Work-family conflict and sleep: Evidence from Information Technology employees.
- Daily stress
- Work and family
- Human development
I am interested in everyday conscious experiences and how they vary from moment to moment and across individuals. More specifically, I study the cognitive underpinnings of mind wandering and how the latter relates to individual differences in neuroticism, openness to experience, among other traits. Another interest concerns the occurrences of unusual or anomalous experiences, including dissociation (feeling disconnected or detached from your own body, your feelings, or others). I have combined experience sampling methods, cognitive tasks, and electrophysiological measures to study these phenomena. More recently, I have become increasingly interested in examining how everyday conscious experiences relate to stress and health.
- Ph.D., Psychology, Lund University, Sweden (2016)
- M.Sc., Psychology, Lund University, Sweden (2011)
- B.Sc., Psychology, Lund University, Sweden (2009)
Cardeña, E., & Marcusson-Clavertz, D. (2016). The relation of hypnotizability and dissociation to everyday mentation: An experience sampling study. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 3, 61–79. doi: 10.1037/cns0000080
Marcusson-Clavertz, D., Cardeña, E., & Terhune, D. B. (2016). Daydreaming style moderates the relation between working memory and mind wandering: Integrating two hypotheses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 451–64 doi: 10.1037/xlm0000180
Marcusson-Clavertz, D., Terhune, D. B., & Cardeña, E. (2012). Individual differences and state effects on mind-wandering: Hypnotizability, dissociation, and sensory homogenization. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1097–1108. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2012.04.002
I am currently working on the QUINCE project, which includes characterizing and analyzing everyday stress responses and linking them to health outcomes.
I am a social and health psychologist interested in the psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular health and aging. My research focuses on how positive and stressful experiences in day-to-day life influence biobehavioral pathways underlying cardiovascular disease (e.g., inflammatory, neuroendocrine, and sleep). This work is conducted using ecological methods for capturing experiences and stress physiology as they unfold in daily life. This research can inform the development of novel strategies to enhance both emotional and physical well-being and to promote healthy aging.
Active Research Support
The role of daily well-being in inflammatory processes and diurnal cortisol rhythms
National Institute on Aging
Role: Principal Investigator
The social patterning of daily well-being and cardiovascular disease risk
National Institute on Aging
Role: Principal Investigator
- BA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
- MA, Social/Personality Psychology, University of California, Riverside, 2010
- PhD, Social/Personality Psychology, University of California, Riverside, 2012
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Aging, UCSF Division of Geriatrics, 2012 – 2013
- Sin, N. L. (In press). The protective role of positive well-being in cardiovascular disease: Review of current evidence, mechanisms, and clinical implications. Current Cardiology Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s11886-016-0792-z
- Sin, N. L., & Almeida, D. M. (Forthcoming). Daily positive experiences and health: Biobehavioral pathways and resilience to daily stress. In C. D. Ryff & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Sin, N. L., Sloan, R. P., McKinley, P. S., & Almeida, D. M. (2016). Linking daily stress processes and laboratory-based heart rate variability in a national sample of midlife and older adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(5), 573-582. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000306
- Sin, N. L., Kumar, A. D., Gehi, A. K., & Whooley, M. A. (2016). Direction of association between depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among patients with coronary heart disease: The Heart and Soul Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(4), 523-532.
- Sin, N. L., Moskowitz, J. T., & Whooley, M. A. (2015). Positive affect and health behaviors across 5 years in patients with coronary heart disease: The Heart and Soul Study. Psychosomatic Medicine. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000238
- Sin, N. L., Graham-Engeland, J. E., Ong, A., D., & Almeida, D. M. (2015). Affective reactivity to daily stressors is associated with elevated inflammation. Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000240
- Sin, N. L., Yaffe, K., & Whooley, M. A. (in press). Depressive symptoms, cardiac disease severity, and functional status among older patients with coronary heart disease: The Heart and Soul Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Sin, N. L., Graham-Engeland, J. E., & Almeida, D. M. (in press). Daily positive events and inflammation: Findings from the National Study of Daily Experiences. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.07.015
- Jarvie, J. L., Regan, M. C., Whooley, M. A., Sin, N. L., & Cohen, B. E. (in press). Effect of physical activity level on inflammation and insulin resistance in outpatients with coronary heart disease across 5 years: Results from the Heart and Soul Study. American Journal of Cardiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.07.036
- Wong, J. M., Sin, N. L., & Whooley, M. A. (2014). A comparison of Cook-Medley hostility subscales and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: Data from the Heart and Soul Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(4), 311-317. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000059
- Sin, N. L., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2014). Depression treatment enhances adherence to antiretroviral therapy: A meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(3), 259-269. DOI: 10.1007/s12160-013-9559-6
- Eberhart, N. K., Sherbourne, C. D., Edelen, M. O., Stucky, B. D., Sin, N. L., & Lara, M. (2014). Development of a measure of asthma-specific quality of life among adults. Quality of Life Research, 23(3), 837-848. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-013-0510-x
- Sin, N. L., Della Porta, M. D., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Tailoring positive psychology interventions to treat depressed individuals. In Donaldson, S. I., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Nakamura, J. (Eds.), Applied positive psychology: Improving everyday life, schools, work, health, and society. New York: Routledge.
- Sin, N. L., Jacobs, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). House and happiness: A differential diagnosis. In L. L. Martin & T. Cascio (Eds.), House and psychology. New York: Wiley.
- DiMatteo, M. R., & Sin, N. L. (2011). Family involvement in health care regimen. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health. New York: Sage.
- Sin, N. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). Enhancing well-being and alleviating depressive symptoms with positive psychology interventions: A practice-friendly meta-analysis. Journal of clinical psychology: In session, 65(5), 467-487. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20593
- Lyubomirsky, S., & Sin, N. L. (2009). Positive affectivity and interpersonal relationships. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. New York: Sage.
Domains of Health and Behavior
- Inflammatory Mediators of Stress and Cognitive Aging
Across the lifespan, people face situations that induce stress, such as preparing for the birth of a baby, conflicts with relationship partners, chronic illness, or losing a loved one. I am a close relationships researcher and I examine how people respond to such stressful situations. Why do people experience similar stressors so differently? How do close others affect experiences of stress? I examine these questions from a variety of perspectives, ranging from basic neuroendocrine mechanisms (e.g., hormones) to more observable processes, such as the expression of emotion. Across all of my research, I identify factors that promote happiness and health at the individual and relational level and I use diverse methods and statistical tools, such as neuroendocrine techniques, dyadic analyses, qualitative approaches, and linguistic analyses. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging, I plan to expand my research program to incorporate new biopsychosocial methodologies and to evaluate long-term health outcomes. I am also eager to test how multiple processes and systems, such as the combination of psychosocial and biological factors, function together to predict health across the lifespan. In the future, I plan to pursue an academic research and teaching position.
Ph.D., Psychology (Personality/Social Contexts), University of Michigan
B.S., Psychology, Penn State University
Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., LaBelle, O. P., & Edelstein, R. S. (in press). Is narcissism associated with baseline cortisol in men and women? [Special issue on replication of critical findings in personality psychology]. Journal of Research in Personality.
Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., Boyer, M. P., & Edelstein, R. S. (2016). Individual differences in attachment are associated with usage and perceived intimacy of different communication media. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 18-27.
Wardecker, B. M., Smith, L. K., Edelstein, R. S., & Loving, T. J. (2015). Intimate relationships then and now: How old hormonal processes are influenced by our modern psychology. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1, 150 - 176.