Chapter title: Social Connectedness and Emotional Regulation in Young Adults 

Author: Chris Lo, Ph.D.  

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Canada 

Author: Andrew E. Nussey, M.A., RP, CCC 

Affiliation: Indigenous Student Services, McMaster University, Canada 

Author: Charles C. Helwig, Ph.D. 

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Canada 

Author Biographies: 

Chris Lo, Ph.D., is a researcher and scholar in social psychology, social psychiatry, and social epidemiology. His interests have often crossed fields of study to issues of life course and ageing, especially coping with medical illness. He has also been interested in understanding how successful psychosocial development is affected by family, community and wider cultural or institutional supports. His contributions have included discussions of a developmental perspective to inform the psychosocial treatment of patients coping with advanced disease; the design and validation of patient self-reported outcome measures of death anxiety and existential distress at the end-of-life for use in clinical trials; the development of evidence-based palliative care interventions; and a developmental perspective on personality and identity formation in response to cultural context.

Andrew E. Nussey holds three master’s degrees in counselling and psychotherapy. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Practising primarily from a psychoanalytic orientation, Andrew has experience treating a wide range of issues, working with diverse populations and clinical presentations in private practice, community primary care, public school, and university settings.

Charles C. Helwig is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. His primary area of research is the development of moral and social judgments from the preschool years through adulthood. This research focuses on the development of moral concepts related to social issues and institutions such as freedoms, civil liberties, and democracy. More recently, he has conducted research examining adolescents’ psychological well-being and parenting in urban and rural China. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association.