Welcome to the Developmental Processes in Health and Well-Being Lab!

Broadly, we are interested in understanding risk and resilience factors in health and well-being across the lifespan with a specific focus on children and youth. Some research questions that we seek to answer include:

  • How do personality characteristics, such as perfectionism, influence health and well-being?
  • How do human strengths, such as forgiveness and self-compassion, promote positive life outcomes?
  • How does prenatal and postnatal substance exposure impact children’s development?