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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: 

  1. Increase risk for - or protect against - common psychological difficulties such as depression and anxiety, or

  2. 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).