Dr Fuschia Sirois
At the broadest level, my research interests fall under the umbrella of health and wellbeing. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the psychological factors and qualities that may confer risk or resilience for physical health and wellbeing related outcomes through their links to self-regulation, emotions, and temporal orientations.
The outcomes I study range from stress and health behaviours, to physical illness symptoms, chronic illness, and the treatment-related behaviours people engage in to manage their physical health. My work draws upon several theoretical perspectives to address these issues including classic social cognition models of health behaviour change, and my own recently developed self-regulation resource model which links affective states to temporal orientations for understanding when and why people may be more or less effective at regulating their behaviour.