As the lady in command, Dr. Jung wows the lab with her ability to triumph over any task she sets her mind to. When the pressure is on we may not see Dr. Jung as much in person but traces of peanut butter and chocolate milk scattered around her keyboard provide clear indicators of productivity. Dr. Jung always greets you with a smile and is an inspiration to all who she mentors. She will give her all to any challenge that is put in front of her and will encourage others to do the same, both inside the lab and during extracurricular lab adventures!
Areas of Research Interest
Dr. Jung’s theory-based research program focuses on the self-regulation of health behaviours, including the promotion and adherence to physical activity and healthy diets, as well as self-regulation required to quit smoking. She is particularly interested in the concurrent management of these health behaviours amongst other valued life goals, such as work and family.
Her current research attempts to understand how working mothers with young children can balance exercise amongst the several other goals that must be self-regulated in their busy lives. Other areas of interest include psychological processes involved in weight loss, establishing a healthy body image, developing a strong sense of exercise identity, and adhering to a cardiac rehabilitation program.