Anita DeLongis received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley under the research supervision of Richard S. Lazarus. She completed a clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine through the University of California at San Francisco Family and Community Medicine Program under the direction of Donald C. Ransom. She then completed a National Institute of Mental Health funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan under the supervision of Ronald C. Kessler. She joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia in 1988 and coordinates the program in health psychology, where she is also a faculty associate in UBC Faculty of Medicine’s International Consortium on Repair Discoveries.
She has served on the editorial boards of Health Psychology, Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, Journal of Personality, Personality and Social Psychology Review, American Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Canadian Psychology, andApplied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. She is a member elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and is a council member for the Western Psychological Association. DeLongis has over a hundred publications, and is a recipient of the UBC Killam Faculty Research Prize. Her work has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, British Columbia Paraplegic Society, Rick Hanson Man in Motion Research Fund, BC Environment and Occupational Health Research Network, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and the UBC Hampton Fund. Her work examines the interplay of stress and social relationships.
Health psychology; stress; close relationships; coping with chronic illness.
King, D. B., & DeLongis, A. (2014). When couples disconnect: Rumination and withdrawal as maladaptive responses to everyday stress. Journal of Family Psychology.
Stephenson, E., DeLongis, A., Esdaile, J., & Lehman, A. J. (2014). Depressive symptoms and rheumatoid arthritis: Spouse empathic responding as a buffer. Arthritis Care & Research, 2151-4658. DOI: 10.1002/acr.22161
Mosewich, A. D., Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., & DeLongis, A. (2013). Applying self-compassion in sport: An intervention with women athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, 514-524.
King, D. B., & DeLongis, A. (2013). Dyadic coping with stepfamily conflict: Demand and withdraw responses between husbands and wives. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 30, 198-206. DOI:10.1177/0265407512454524
Englbrecht, M., Gossec, L., DeLongis, A., Scholte-Voshaar, M., Sokka, T., Kvien, T., & Schett, G. (2012). The impact of coping strategies on emotional and physical well-being in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 41, 545-55.
Claxton, A., O’Rourke, N., Smith, J., & DeLongis, A. (2012). Personality traits and marital satisfaction within enduring relationships: An intra-couple concurrence and discrepancy approach. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 397-419. doi:10.1177/0265407511431183
Hagedoorn, M., Puterman, E., Sanderman, R., Wiggers, T., Baas, P. C., van Haastert, M., & DeLongis, A. (2011). Is self-disclosure in couples coping with cancer associated with improvement in depressive symptoms? Health Psychology, 30, 753-762. doi:10.1037/a0024374
Lee-Flynn, S. C., Pomaki, G., DeLongis, A., Biesanz, J. C., & Puterman, E. (2011). Daily cognitive appraisals, daily affect, and long-term depressive symptoms: The role of self-esteem and self-concept clarity in the stress process. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 255-268. doi:10.1177/0146167210394204
Pomaki, G., DeLongis, A., Anagnostopoulou, T. & Heininger, J. (2011). Can’t live with you, can’t live without you: Negative family exchanges and adaptation in end-stage renal disease patients. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 520-529. doi:10.1177/1359105310393543
Lehman, A. J., Pratt, D., DeLongis, A., Collins, J. B., Shojania, K., Koehler, B., Offer, R., & Esdaile, J. M. (2011). Do spouses know how much fatigue, pain, and physical limitation their partners with rheumatoid arthritis experience? Implications for social support. Arthritis Care & Research, 63, 120-127.
Puterman, E., DeLongis, A., & Pomaki, G. (2011). Protecting us from ourselves: Social support as a buffer of trait and state rumination. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 797-820.
Hagedoorn, M., Dagan, M., Puterman, E., Hoff, C., Meijernik, W. J. H. J., DeLongis, A., & Sanderman, R. (2011). Relationship satisfaction in couples confronted with colorectal cancer: The interplay of past and current spousal support. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 288-297. doi:10.1007/s10865-010-9311-7
Pomaki, G., DeLongis, A., & Frey, D., Short, K., & Woehrle, T. (2010). When the going gets tough: Direct, buffering and indirect effects of social support in new teachers’ turnover intention. Teaching & Teacher Education, 26, 1340-1346.
DeLongis, A., Holtzman, S., Puterman, E., & Lam, M. (2010). Dyadic coping: Support from the spouse in times of stress. In J. Davila & K. Sullivan (Eds.), Social support processes in intimate relationships (pp. 151-174). New York: Oxford Press.
Zwicker, A., & DeLongis, A. (2010). Gender differences in stress and coping. In J. C. Chrisler & D. R. McCreary (Eds.), Handbook of gender research in Psychology: Vol. 2. Gender research in social and applied psychology (pp. 495-512). New York: Springer Press.
Revenson, T. A., & DeLongis, A. (2010). Couples coping with chronic illness. In S. Folkman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Coping and Health (pp. 101-123). New York: Oxford Press.
DeLongis, A. & Puterman, E. (2010). Coping skills. In G. Fink (Ed)., Stress Consequences: Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic, (pp. 578-584). Oxford: Academic Press.
Lam, M., Lehman, A. J., Puterman, E., & DeLongis, A. (2009). Spouse depression and disease course among persons living with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 61, 1011-17.
O’Brien, T. B., DeLongis, A., Pomaki, G., Puterman, E., & Zwicker, A. (2009). Couples coping with stress: The role of empathic responding. European Psychologist, 14, 18-28.
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