COVID-19 Study


In this study, we aim to examine stress and coping over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study involves completing a baseline survey and brief monthly follow-up surveys over the course of the pandemic. The surveys will ask questions about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in response to the outbreak as well as questions about your personality and mood. This information will help us better understand how people deal with the risk of becoming infected with the virus, and how information about the virus and disease can best be delivered to the public. 

Recruitment for this study is now closed.

In the news:

Another Covid Christmas…
New York Times, December 25, 2021

The Biggest Psychological Experiment in History is Running Now
Scientific American, June 12, 2020

Mental wellness: Stay engaged to fight anxiety
Richmond News, June 1, 2020

The Inequity of Isolation
UBC School of Population and Public Health, June 1, 2020

Thousands of volunteers come forward to offer mental health support during COVID-19
CBC, May 20, 2020

Aggressive COVID-19 denier causes scene in Revelstoke grocery store
Info News, April 13, 2020

The power and danger of our new top question: “How are you?”
The Globe and Mail, April 3, 2020

Can empathy help beat a pandemic?
The Tyee, March 26, 2020

Stressed about coronavirus? These UBC researchers want to hear from you
CBC, March 23, 2020

Researchers study how pandemic affecting people’s mental health
Aldergrove Star, March 22, 2020

How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic
Huffington Post Canada, March 20, 2020

UBC study to look at how people cope with coronavirus outbreak
Global BC News, March 20, 2020

UBC health psychologists launch global research project to study the psychological impact of COVID-19
UBC Department of Psychology news, March 18, 2020