Steven E. Mock

Associate Professor

Cross-appointed to School of Public Health Sciences

Steven E. Mock

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 48796


Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2310

Website: RBC Retirement Research Centre

Remote video URL

Research interests

I am 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. My research has been funded by SSHRC and the RBC Retirement Research Centre. I am 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.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with research interests related to:

  • Adult development and aging
  • Coping
  • Sexual orientation
  • Motivation

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Psychological approaches to leisure research
  • Adult development and aging
  • Well-being
  • Quantitative analysis


  • REC 401: Advanced Seminar on the Socio-Cultural and Behavioural Dimensions of Leisure
  • REC 405: Leisure and Well-being
  • REC 672/772: Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation


BA, Univeristy of Waterloo

MA, Cornell Univeristy 

PhD, Cornell University 

Selected publications

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Schryer, E., Mock, S. E., Hilbrecht, M., Lero, D., & Smale, B. (2016).  Use of leisure facilities and well-being in adult caregivers. Leisure Sciences, 38, 17-33.

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

Mock, S. E., & Eibach, R. P. (2012).  Stability and change in sexual orientation identity over a 10-year period in adulthood.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 641-648.

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