Welcome to the Daily Well-Being in Adulthood Lab at North Carolina State University. 

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