Research Associate

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Director, RBC Retirement Research Centre; Interim Director, Network for Aging Research (NAR), University of Waterloo

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Dr. Mock is a developmental psychologist with research interests in the areas of aging and retirement, coping with stigmatization, sexual minority adult development, and leisure as a coping resource.  He received his PhD from Cornell in the Department of Human Development and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale in the School of Management.  His research has been funded by SSHRC and the RBC Retirement Research Centre.  Dr. Mock is also the recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to support research on retirement planning among diverse family forms.

Selected publications 

Mock, S. E., & Hilbrecht, M. (2013).  Association of dual-earner parents’ perceptions of time stress with leisure participation:  An analysis of gender and social context. World Leisure Journal, 55, 24-37.

Mock, S. E., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2013).  Deeper leisure involvement as a coping resource in a stigmatized leisure contextLeisure/Loisir, 37, 111-126.

Mock, S. E., Wilson, A. W., Smale, B. J. A., & Hilbrecht, M. (2013).  The association of physically active leisure with well-being among diverse racial groupsLeisure/Loisir, 37, 287-301.

Mock, S. E., & Arai, S. M. (2011). Childhood trauma and chronic illness in adulthood: Mental health and socioeconomic status as explanatory factors and buffersFrontiers in Developmental Psychology, 1, 1-6. 

Mock, S. E., & Eibach, R. P. (2011).  Aging attitudes moderate the effect of subjective age on psychological well-being: Evidence from a 10-year longitudinal studyPsychology and Aging, 26, 979-986.

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