Welcome to the Resilience and Well-Being Lab at Swarthmore College.
We study personal, interpersonal, and societal factors that contribute to social and emotional well-being. Research in the lab aims to increase the understanding of the factors that:
Increase risk for - or protect against - common psychological difficulties such as depression and anxiety, or
Promote life satisfaction, meaning, and positive relationships.
Serveral of our projects focus on developing and evaluating school- and community-based programs that may prevent psychological difficulties and promote well-being in children, adolescents, young adults (e.g., college students), and the adults in their lives (especially parents and teachers).
- Maternal Attitudes and Wellness Project
This project focuses on mothers' well-being during pregnancy and post-partum.
- Strengths, Values, and Wellbeing Study
This project examines adults' values and the relationship of these values to their psychological well-being.
- College Stress and Coping Project
This project examines psychological well-being in young adults (college students). We are exploring a variety of personal (e.g., coping styles) and social factors that may affect well-being during the college years.
- School-Based Depression Prevention for Adolescents
We are working on several projects that involve developing, implementing, and evaluating well-being programs for middle and high school students.