David B. King

David B. King
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC ·  Department of Psychology

MSc, PhD

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Introduction
My research addresses the question of how stress unfolds within social contexts of varying degree and complexity. Within dyadic and small-group contexts, I am interested in understanding how individuals cope with stress together and transmit stress across roles and settings. On the socio-cultural level, I am interested in describing how individuals cope with stress arising from disease outbreaks, pandemics, and other collective threats to health and well-being. See my website: davidbking.net
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
Simon Fraser University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2012 - present
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Sessional Instructor
Description
  • Courses Taught: Health Psychology (314), Personality Psychology (305A)
Education
September 2008 - October 2013
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Field of study
  • Psychology (Health)
September 2006 - August 2008
Trent University
Field of study
  • Applications of Modelling in the Natural & Social Sciences
September 2003 - April 2006
Trent University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (41)
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In previous research on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and West Nile virus, empathic responding has been associated with higher perceived threat during a pandemic as well as the implementation of recommended health precautions. The goal of the current study was to investigate the role of empathic responding outside of a Western context by...
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Due to an oversight, the name of the author "Ahmad M. Alghraibeh" was incorrectly spelled as "Ahmad M. Aghraibeh." The correct version is shown above. The authors apologize for this oversight. This error does not affect the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated. Conflict of Interest Statement The au...
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A four-factor model of spiritual intelligence is first proposed. Supportive evidence is reviewed for the capacities of critical existential thinking, personal meaning production, transcendental awareness, and conscious state expansion. Based on this model, a 24-item self-report measure was developed and modified across two consecutive studies (N =...
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BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization ranks bipolar disorder [BD] as the 7th leading cause of disability. The effects on those with BD is well described, less so the impact on cohabiting partners, and any interactions between the two. This requires in vivo data collection measured each day over several months. OBJECTIVE: We set out to demonstr...
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Objective: Research has repeatedly shown that reminiscence affects the mental health and well-being of older adults contemporaneously and over time. Cross-sectional research also points to a link between reminiscence and physical health. The direction of this relationship is unclear, however. Does physical health affect how and why older adults thi...
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Objectives: Most persons with bipolar disorder (BD) misuse alcohol and/or illicit drugs at some point, yet research specific to older adults with BD is nascent. The current study sought an in-depth understanding of the experiences and meanings of substance use in a sample of adults who self-reported substance misuse. Methods: Semi-structured int...
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Objectives: Across age groups, bipolar disorder (BD) carries the greatest risk of death by suicide of all psychiatric conditions; 25%-50% of those with BD will make one or more suicide attempt. Psychometrically sound instruments are required to reliably measure suicide ideation and risk of self-harm for older adults with BD. For this study, we val...
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High prevalence rates of alcohol and substance use disorders have been reported among persons with bipolar disorder (BD). In the present study, we explored the daily experiences of middle-aged and older adults living with BD who reported regular substance use and the ways in which participants expressed 'control' in relation to their use of alcohol...
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Objectives: This study was undertaken to examine bidirectional effects of well-being over time in long-wed couples. Method: We recruited 125 couples 50+ years of age who had been married 20+ years. Both spouses reported life satisfaction and depressive symptoms independently at three annual points over 2 years. We computed actor-partner interdep...
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Purpose of the Study: The ability to integrate traumatic memories into a coherent life narrative is one factor associated with the mental health and well-being of Holocaust survivors. In the present study, reminiscences reported by survivors in Israel were collected to identify themes arising in positive and negative memories and experience. Design...
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High prevalence rates of alcohol and substance use disorders have been reported among persons with bipolar disorder (BD). This study explored the daily experiences of middle-aged and older persons living with BD who reported regular substance use and the ways in which participants expressed “control” in relation to their use of alcohol and other su...
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Objectives: Subjective well-being (SWB) has become an important concept in evaluating older adults' quality of life. The cognitive and emotional evaluations which are used to appraise it differ in structure, characteristics, and effects on life. The purpose of this study was to support hypotheses regarding expected Holocaust survivors-specific eff...
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The current study examines the temporal stability of the tripartite model of reminiscence functions in which eight separate reminiscence functions map onto three second-order factors which contribute significantly to measurement of an overarching reminiscence latent construct. We collected online responses from 411 adults 50+ years of age. Confirma...
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Objective: Theories about how couples help each other to cope with stress, such as the systemic transactional model of dyadic coping, suggest that the cultural context in which couples live influences how their coping behavior affects their relationship satisfaction. In contrast to the theoretical assumptions, a recent meta-analysis provides eviden...
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p> Introduction Paramedics are at high risk for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma-related symptoms, and burnout. Despite the multitude of research linking both PTSD and burnout with poor sleep quality, there has been no research linking all three variables, in emergency workers or otherwise. Given the importance of...
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Ecological momentary sampling in BD research requires brief symptom measures with low cognitive demands to maximize data collection across the range of BD symptomatology. We developed the BD Sx cognisant of the challenges inherent in scale development with low prevalence populations and the limitations of existing measures (e.g., over-reliance on p...
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Objectives: The use of substances to self-medicate, that is to alleviate or treat various negative states, has been acknowledged as a common coping mechanism for various psychiatric conditions. Self-medication with substances is associated with various negative outcomes, including the development of substance use disorders. Extant literature shows...
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Given evidence suggesting a detrimental effect of occupational stress on sleep, it is important to identify protective factors that may ameliorate this effect. We followed 87 paramedics upon waking and after work over 1 week using a daily diary methodology. Multilevel modeling was used to examine whether the detrimental effects of daily occupationa...
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Purpose In this report, we describe the development of an Ecological Momentary Sampling (EMS) application (app) for smart devices (EMS-Tool) to collect movement and mental health information from older adults with bipolar disorder. Participants are randomly prompted within self-specified windows of general availability and asked about important eve...
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Previous research suggests that traumatic early life experiences influence the emotional content of personal memories in later life. For the current study, we examined the frequency of various forms of reminiscence among elderly survivors of genocide, specifically Israeli Holocaust survivors. We compared the frequencies of reminiscence functions re...
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Previous research suggests that traumatic early life experiences influence the emotional content of personal memories in later life. For the current study, we examined the frequency of various forms of reminiscence among elderly survivors of genocide, specifically Israeli Holocaust survivors. We compared the frequencies of reminiscence functions re...
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One facet of the growing social media phenomenon is the opportunity to directly appeal to prospective research participants. An example of this is Facebook advertising to defined populations. In conjunction with online data collection, social media advertising can simplify and accelerate data collection, and it can do so at greatly reduced costs. T...
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Previous research has highlighted the importance of examining the interpersonal context of stress and coping. How individuals in a relationship respond to one another and cope with stress together have important outcomes on both individual and dyadic levels. The current study sought to examine 2 deleterious coping responses, rumination and interper...
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Demand–withdraw patterns of spousal response to family conflict were examined among 83 couples living in a stepfamily context. Using daily process methods, husbands and wives were each asked to report separately on incidents of relationship conflict, responses to this conflict, and subsequent negative affect for a period of seven consecutive days....
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Due to the unique demands of their job, paramedics have been identified as high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma-related symptoms (Regehr, Goldberg, & Hughes, 2002). There is additional qualitative evidence that stress experienced by paramedics at work transmits to the home setting and has a negative impact on spouses (Regehr, 200...
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A viable model and self-report measure of spiritual intelligence were previously proposed and supported by King and DeCicco (2009). Despite such advances, evidence is needed demonstrating significant associations with other intelligences. The current study sought to test this criterion in relation to emotional intelligence. Among a sample of 420 Ca...
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A viable model and self-report measure of spiritual intelligence were previously proposed and supported by King and DeCicco (2009). Despite such advances, evidence is needed demonstrating significant associations with other intelligences. The current study sought to test this criterion in relation to emotional intelligence. Among a sample of 420 Ca...
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Personal meaning production is defined as the ability to construct personal mean-ing and purpose in all physical and men-tal experiences, including the capacity to create and master a life purpose. The construct is explored as a component of spiritual intelligence (i.e., a mental capac-ity), offering support according to estab-lished criteria for i...
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The dream-related beliefs of two university samples were surveyed and analyzed: (a) the belief that dreams contain important information; and (b) the belief that dreams reflect aspects of waking life. In addition, this study investigated the relationships between dream-related beliefs and both dream content and waking life measures of health, mood,...
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This study aimed to qualitatively assess the content of sexual dreams and determine their relationship to waking life sexual experience and fantasy. Dream reports were collected from 97 female and 33 male university students with a mean age of 20.6 years who, in addition to reporting their most recent dream with sexual content, completed the Index...
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Research is presented that examines the relationship among dream content, physical health, mood, and self-construal. Participants were 27 undergraduate students who completed the Medical Outcomes SF-36 Health Survey (SF-36), the Profile of Mood States Scale (POMS-SF), and the Self-Construal Scale (SCS). Each participant handed in four dream reports...

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