Coping and Self-Regulation

Coping and the related phenomenon of self-regulation are important constructs in much of our work.  Several recently completed studies documented the development of self-regulation skills in students over time and its impact on their personal and academic success. Another project studied a large cohort of OEF/OIF/OND veterans following their discharge to better document their mental and physical health upon return to civilian life. A current NIAAA-funded study is testing the efficacy of two mindfulness/yoga-based interventions to develop emotion regulation skills in college students.


Selected Publications:

Park, C. L., Russell, B. S., Fendrich, M., Finkelstein-Fox, L., Hutchison, M., & Becker, J. (2020). Americans’ Covid-19 stress, coping, and adherence to CDC Guidelines. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35, 2296-2303.

Park, C. L., Williams, M., Hernandez, P., Agocha, V. B., Depetris, A., Lee, S. Y., & Carney, L. M. (2019). Self-regulation and stem persistence in minority and non-minority students across the first year of college. Social Psychology of Education, 22, 91-112.

Lee, S. Y., Park, C. L., & Russell, B. S. (2018). Does distress tolerance interact with trait anxiety to predict challenge or threat appraisals? Personality & Individual Differences, 132, 14-19.

Park, C. L., Sacco, S. J., & Mills, M. A. (2019). Do religious resources help in the immediate aftermath of a crisis? Hurricane Katrina evacuees’ religious habits, appraisals, and coping. Psychological Trauma, 11, 563-570.

Finkelstein-Fox, L., Park, C. L., & Riley, K. E. (2019). Mindfulness’ effects on stress, coping, and mood: A daily diary goodness-of-fit study. Emotion, 19, 1002-1013.

Lachnit, I., Park, C. L., & George, L. S. (2020). Processing and resolving major life stressors: An examination of meaning-making strategies. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 44, 1015-1024.