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Welcome to the S.P.A Lab!

Our research program examines the link between sleep and various indices of psychosocial adjustment, with an emphasis on the adolescent and emerging adulthood years. Specific research goals are: 

To examine the temporal order/direction of associations between sleep and psychosocial adjustment over time.
To examine mediators between sleep and psychosocial adjustment.
To assess individual differences in the link between sleep and psychosocial adjustment.
To understand the factors that contribute to racial-ethnic disparities in sleep and well being.
To examine the role of cortisol in relation to sleep and psychosocial adjustment.
A secondary line of work examines the link between meaning-making and psychological wellbeing, within the context of life story narratives.