The Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Laboratory (AIBL) is part of the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina. It is run under the direction of Gordon J. G. Asmundson, OC, SOM, Ph.D., FRSC, FCAHS, R.D. Psych. with co-direction from R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., R.D. Psych. The lab is situated on the main campus within the Centre for Kinesiology and Health Studies and has close working relationships with other local, national, and international research groups. Students working in the AIBL come from the Clinical Psychology program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina.
AIBL researchers and our colleagues are currently conducting investigations designed to better understand fear of pain and movement (i.e., kinesiophobia), health anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and the associations between each of these and chronic pain and disability. This research is supported by a variety of grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as well as other external funding agencies.
Current research developed and conducted by the AIBL focuses on the study of COVID Stress through the Psychology of Pandemics Network, an international research collaboration co-directed by Dr. Gordon Asmundson and Dr. Steven Taylor (University of British Columbia).
Recent attention has turned to better understanding climate anxiety, its mechanisms, its assessment, and its impact on well-being and functional ability.
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Click here to view a list of our current ongoing studies, along with pertinent information for prospective students!
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