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Dr Tamlin Conner

Tamlin Conner

Email tconner@psy.otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 7624

Dr Tamlin Conner’s research on emotional and physical well-being is distinguished by the use of mobile technology to measure people’s experiences in real-time in the context of daily life. She maintains several interdisciplinary collaborations and is currently interested in the links between nutrition and well-being, university student alcohol use, and mobile phone based interventions to improve wellness.

She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (2012) and vice president of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment. She regularly reviews software for conducting experience sampling studies on mobile phones.

Link to the Society for Ambulatory Assessment

Tamlin received her BA(Hons) in psychology from the University of Colorado, PhD in social psychology from Boston College, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center in the United States. She joined the University of Otago in 2008.

Tamlin supervises PhD, Masters, and postgraduate diploma students from New Zealand and overseas; she will accept new students starting in 2017 or 2018.

Teaching

Research Interests

  • Use of computerised experience sampling methods to study daily experience; experience sampling methods; ecological momentary assessment; ecological momentary interventions
  • Psychological, health, nutritional and genetic factors that affect emotional well-being in daily life
  • Well-being and happiness; health; nutrition; university student alcohol use

Find out more about Dr Conner's research interests and download selected publications

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Publications

Aldaz, B. E., Treharne, G. J., Knight, R. G., Conner, T. S., & Perez, D. (2016). 'It gets into your head as well as your body': The experiences of patients with cancer during oncology treatment with curative intent. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105316671185

Wenzel, M., Kubiak, T., & Conner, T. S. (2016). Self-control in daily life: How affect may boost or sabotage efforts at self-control. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 7(3), 195-203. doi: 10.1177/1948550616632578

Hegarty, R. S. M., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., & Conner, T. S. (2016). Fatigue and mood among people with arthritis: Carry-over across the day. Health Psychology, 35(5), 492-499. doi: 10.1037/hea0000321

Brookie, K. L., Mainvil, L. A., Carr, A. C., Vissers, M. C. M., & Conner, T. S. (2016). The development and effectiveness of an ecological momentary intervention to increase daily fruit and vegetable consumption in low-consuming young adults. Appetite, 108, 32-41. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.015

Conner, T. S., DeYoung, C. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2016). Everyday creative activity as a path to flourishing. Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1257049

Edited Book - Research

Mehl, M. R., & Conner, T. S. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of research methods for studying daily life. New York: Guilford Press, 678p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Polak, M. A., Richardson, A. C., Flett, J. A. M., Brookie, K. L., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Measuring mood: Considerations and innovations for nutrition science. In T. Best & L. Dye (Eds.), Nutrition for brain health and cognitive performance. (pp. 95-122). Boca Raton, FL: CRC PRess.

Conner, T. S., & Mehl, M. R. (2015). Ambulatory assessment: Methods for studying everyday life. In R. A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0010

Conner, T. S., & Mehl, M. R. (2012). Preface. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of research methods for studying daily life. (pp. xix-xxiii). New York: Guilford Press.

Conner, T. S., & Lehman, B. J. (2011). Getting started: Launching a study in daily life. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of research methods for studying daily life. (pp. 89-107). New York: Guilford Press.

Conner, T. S., & Tennen, H. (2009). Diary methods. In D. Matsumoto (Ed.), Cambridge dictionary of psychology. (pp. 159-160). Cambridge University Press.

Conner, T. S., & Tennen, H. (2007). Personality. In W. A. Darity (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences. (2nd ed.) (pp. 217-220). New York: MacMillan.

Conner, T. S., Barrett, L. F., Tugade, M. M., & Tennen, H. (2007). Idiographic personality: The theory and practice of experience sampling. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in personality psychology. (pp. 79-96). New York: Guildford Press.

Tugade, M. M., Conner, T., & Barrett, L. F. (2007). Assessment of mood. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine. (2nd ed.) (pp. 278-286). Cambridge University Press.

Conner, T., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2006). Sampling human experience in naturalistic settings. In S. N. Hesse-Biber & P. Leavy (Eds.), Emergent methods in social research. (pp. 109-129). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Journal - Research Article

Aldaz, B. E., Treharne, G. J., Knight, R. G., Conner, T. S., & Perez, D. (2016). 'It gets into your head as well as your body': The experiences of patients with cancer during oncology treatment with curative intent. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105316671185

Conner, T. S., DeYoung, C. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2016). Everyday creative activity as a path to flourishing. Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1257049

Brookie, K. L., Mainvil, L. A., Carr, A. C., Vissers, M. C. M., & Conner, T. S. (2016). The development and effectiveness of an ecological momentary intervention to increase daily fruit and vegetable consumption in low-consuming young adults. Appetite, 108, 32-41. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.015

Hegarty, R. S. M., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., & Conner, T. S. (2016). Fatigue and mood among people with arthritis: Carry-over across the day. Health Psychology, 35(5), 492-499. doi: 10.1037/hea0000321

Wenzel, M., Kubiak, T., & Conner, T. S. (2016). Self-control in daily life: How affect may boost or sabotage efforts at self-control. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 7(3), 195-203. doi: 10.1177/1948550616632578

Peniamina, R. L., Mirosa, M., Bremer, P., & Conner, T. S. (2016). The stress of food allergy issues in daily life. Psychology & Health, 31(6), 750-767. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2016.1143945

Aldaz, B. E., Treharne, G. J., Knight, R. G., Conner, T. S., & Perez, D. (2016). Oncology healthcare professionals' perspectives on the psychosocial support needs of cancer patients during oncology treatment. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105315626999

Conner, T. S., Brookie, K. L., Richardson, A. C., & Polak, M. A. (2015). On carrots and curiosity: Eating fruit and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), 413-427. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12113

Conner, T. S., & Silvia, P. J. (2015). Creative days: A daily diary study of emotion, personality, and everyday creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 9(4), 463-470. doi: 10.1037/aca0000022

Richardson, A. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Haszard, J. J., Polak, M. A., Houghton, L. A., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Higher body iron is associated with greater depression symptoms among young adult men but not women: Observational data from the Daily Life Study. Nutrients, 7, 6055-6072. doi: 10.3390/nu7085270

Riordan, B. C., Flett, J. A. M., Hunter, J. A., Scarf, D. K., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Fear of missing out (FoMO): The relationship between FoMO, alcohol use, and alcohol-related consequences in college students. Annals of Neuroscience & Psychology, 2, 7. Retrieved from http://www.vipoa.org/neuropsychol/2/7

Conner, T. S., Richardson, A. C., & Miller, J. C. (2015). Optimal serum selenium concentrations are associated with lower depressive symptoms and negative mood among young adults. Journal of Nutrition, 145(1), 59-65. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.198010

Riordan, B. C., Scarf, D., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Is Orientation Week a gateway to persistent alcohol use in university students? A preliminary investigation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 76(2), 204-211.

Riordan, B. C., Conner, T. S., Flett, J. A. M., & Scarf, D. (2015). A brief Orientation Week ecological momentary intervention to reduce university student alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 76(4), 525-529. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2015.76.525

Hegarty, R. S. M., Conner, T. S., Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2015). Feel the fatigue and be active anyway: Physical activity on high-fatigue days protects adults with arthritis from decrements in same-day positive mood. Arthritis Care & Research, 67(9), 1230-1236. doi: 10.1002/acr.22582

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