I completed my undergraduate degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2012. After taking a year off to travel, I began my Master’s in Health Psychology with Anita DeLongis beginning in 2013. My thesis focused on the stress buffering role of social support. I am now a PhD student and am in the process of designing a daily diary project that will make up the core of my dissertation.

My primary interest is on dimensions of cognitive appraisals of what’s at stake in stressful situations and their impact on coping responses and wellbeing.  In recent work, we found a clear differentiation between perceiving a threat to the self vs. perceiving a threat to relationships in instigating particular coping responses. We are currently in the process of designing a multi-method study to examine whether threat appraisals are associated with the types of support sought and provided by intimate partners.

A secondary interest of mine is the impact of how individuals cope in response to intimate partner transgressions. I am currently examining associations between vengefulness, withdrawal, and forgiveness and wellbeing in both partners.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Pow, J., King, D., Stephenson, E., & DeLongis, A. (2016). Does social support buffer the effects of occupational stress on sleep quality among paramedics? A daily diary study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0040107

Pow, J., Lee-Baggley, D., & DeLongis, A. (2016). Threats to communion and agency mediate associations between stressor type and daily coping. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2015.1126258

Manuscripts under Review:

 Pow, J., Lee-Baggley, D., & DeLongis, A. (under review). Who is most likely to seek and provide support in the face of agentic and communal threats? The roles of extraversion and agreeableness. Journal of Research in Personality.