Today is Monday, May 15, 2017

I like this page, so I created one:

I haven't updated my NOW page in so long; this is why I would never be a good blogger, and it's the same reason I stink at Twitter!

My new ebook "Love, Loss, and the Space Between" is out! Go buy it! It's based on the columns I wrote for the website The link should send you to Amazon site. If you like it, please spread the word!

Here's a whiteboard explainer video about the new book!

We have two new papers, just accepted for publication, on the interesting role of meaning-making and narrative coherence after a divorce. The first focuses on the ways in which narrative coherence promotes positive outcomes after a separation, and why creating a coherent narrative might be hard for some people. The second paper is a follow-up piece to our earlier expressive writing (EW) experiment; here we show that narrative writing exerts positive long-term effects on heart rate and heart rate variability following marital separation.

We also have a new paper out on body mass, inflammation, and changes in cognition over time. Here's the UA News story. And, here's the paper. And, here's an interesting NPR story on the general topic that includes a link to our paper.

We have a new paper out on divorce and health that pushes hard for good theory in this area. See it here.

I am also working on an interesting new project to prevent type 2 diabetes. Here is a brief piece from the APS Observer on the project.

I published a paper last year on social integration and sleep disturbances came out this spring in the open access journal, Collabra. I am going to do a lot more BG work now-- lots of cool questions out there using this method.

As of January 1st, I am President of the Academy of Clinical Psychological Science, a professional organization dedicated to promoting training in clinical science. Check out our website! I hope we'll be rolling out some new interesting new initiatives in the coming months.

Since this is a professional website, I won't say much here about my kids and family life (see the busyness essay!). We have two kids (Margot is 5.2 and Mateo is 8.3), and I try to spend as much time with them as possible until I lose my patience, then I try to work as much as possible until I miss them. This cycle repeats itself on a regular basis... sometimes daily!

Have a nice week!

Dave Sbarra

Tucson, Arizona