I focus on pathways to successful aging. Specifically, I study how self-compassion can help older adults cope with stress and prevent declines to their health.
Heather Herriot is a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Concordia University. She received her Bachelor's with Honours in Psychology from UBC in Vancouver. Heather’s research focuses on the intersection of health, personality, and developmental psychology. She uses longitudinal research to explore how self-compassion can help older adults cope with stress to prevent declines in biomarkers of stress and health, such as cortisol and inflammation.
Heather Herriot: enhancing the lives of seniors through self-compassion
Heather's blog posts
Being able to accept and cope with any setbacks and failures is critical to helping us achieve our goals. Read more
It’s that time of year again, where the weather gets colder and the days are getting shorter and shorter. Read more
The key to coping with stress in old age. Read more