Why do some people age more successfully than others? How do some individuals manage to maintain high self-esteem, good physical health, and a positive outlook on life in spite of facing the same adversities that lead others to give up, get sick, or lose hope? What are the behavioral, psychological, environmental, and social factors that help people to cope with life’s stresses? These are some of the questions we are hoping to answer. Our goal in the Adult Development & Aging Lab is to advance understanding of the multiple pathways that lead to successful development across the lifespan.
The Adult Development & Aging Lab is a reasearch lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. It is directed by Dr. Cindy Bergeman. Funding for the lab is largely grant based. The size and scope of the lab fluctuates with the needs of the studies as they are conducted.
If you are interested in becoming a research participant we would be happy to hear from you! We are currently recruiting participants for the Notre Dame Study of Health & Well-being. For the purposes of this study, we are looking for adults ages 18-75.
We are also always in need of research assistants. If you are an undergraduate student interested in working in a research lab for course credit or volunteer experience please contact our Project Coordinator.
Diana Placzkowski (Garrastegui)
Department of Psychology