We are currently engaged in studies focused on the dynamic interplay of individual differences and contextual changes associated with health and well-being on a daily basis. We seek to examine individual and daily characteristics that address the following question: For whom and under which circumstances are health and well-being optimized (or not)?
Our research focuses on three broad topics:
- Daily events (e.g., stressors, activities) and their associations with affect, physical health, and memory across the adult lifespan using daily diary designs
- Socioeconomic and personality differences in reactivity to various types of stressors (e.g., naturally-occurring, laboratory-induced)
- Statistical techniques for examining change and intraindividual variability