“Bend your knees and shake it!”
Kate Sweeny studies how we manage stressful waiting periods, like waiting for medical results or finding out whether or not we got a job.
In her off hours, Kate doffs her lab coat, puts on some glitter and fake eyelashes and becomes “Hayal,” the belly dancer.
30 Seconds on Waiting
Shake Off Your Anxiety
Waiting Is The Hardest Part
30 Seconds on Belly Dancing
Becoming Another Person
About Kate Sweeny
Kate Sweeny is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California Riverside. She studies threat management in everyday life – how we wait for potentially bad news. By night and on the weekends, Kate pursues her passion for belly dancing. She’s been “shaking it” now for more than a decade.”