Education: Illinois Wesleyan University, BA
Research Interests: Broadly, I am interested in successful aging and development in mid-to-later life. Specifically, I have been investigating personality characteristics, emotional complexity, future time perspective, social support, cognitive functioning, and health during this life span stage. I am particularly interested in the ways in which these constructs differ between individuals, vary within individuals, and develop over time. Ultimately, through my research, I aim to better understand why some individuals thrive into older age whereas others do not.
Advisor: Dr. Cindy S. Bergeman