Dear STARs and Friends,
the Conference Website of STAR 2017 is online now: http://www.cbh.hku.hk/star2017/
Be part of STAR 2017 in Hong Kong – abstract submission is open now, too!
today we present our re-designed and revised homepage! Please explore our sites and check out what’s new – we strongly appreciate your feedback and support in further improving the website!
Do not hesitate to contact us for feedback, suggestions, additional material (pictures, information, publication announcements or the like) or any comment on the site.
We are still working on the site – for instance, soon we will have a closed member area in order to have an active exchange with each other and display each other’s activities, inform each other about upcoming conferences or Calls for Papers.
Additionally, there will be a STAR Newsletter – so you will not miss anything concerning our STAR society.
We hope you enjoy our re-designed website and we are looking forward to introducing to you further innovations here soon!
All the best,
STAR proudly pronounces that in 2016 the STAR Lifetime Career Award goes to Prof. Dr. Petra Buchwald, University of Wuppertal, Germany. The Lifetime Career Award honors Prof. Buchwalds long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to the field of stress and coping. Congratulations!
The STAR Board were saddened to learn of the recent death of our friend and colleague, Professor Lynn Myers. A member of STAR for many years, Lynn was a prominent researcher in anxiety and coping, and was especially renowned for her contributions in the field of repressive coping. She wrote a seminal review of the relevant literature, which was published in the STAR journal, Anxiety, Stress, & Coping (Myers, L. B., 2010. The importance of the repressive coping style: Findings from 30 years of research. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 23(1),3-17). She delivered a Keynote Lecture at the 2008 STAR conference in London.
Lynn was Professor of Health Psychology at Brunel University London since 2006. Prior to this she was on the faculty of King’s College London, where she had received her PhD in 1993.
A regular participant at STAR conferences, Lynn was well known for her promotion of interdisciplinarity, methodological rigour, and collegial collaboration. Her contributions were unfailingly imaginative and insightful.
Lynn passed away on 21 August 2015.
The STAR community would like to express its great respect for Lynn Myers, and to extend to her family and friends the positivity, encouragement, and fondness that Lynn herself provided to us all on so many occasions over the years. We count ourselves extremely fortunate to have known her.
It is with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Professor Charles Spielberger. Professor Spielberger was our leader, mentor, and our friend. Although we are scattered across the globe, we know that you join us in thinking of his wife Carol, son Nicholas and family during this difficult time. For years Dr. Spielberger taught and inspired us. May all who were touched by him find peace in their sorrow today. The light of Charlie’s bright star will forever shine on us.
Please find links to his obituary below that celebrate his great achievements: