The Laboratory of Adult Development is devoted to the study of adult lives, and how earlier life experience is related to emotional well-being, physical health, and interpersonal functioning in adulthood. Our work spans the entire adult life cycle from late adolescence to the 9th and 10th decades of life.

Our projects involve the collaboration of psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, internists, social workers, and undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Two projects are the primary foci of our work: the Study of Adult Development, and the Close Relationships Project.


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Laboratory of Adult Development
151 Merrimac St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-7403

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Study of Adult Development
This study has allowed us to examine the psychological traits, social factors, and biological processes that characterize adolescents and forty-year-olds who evolve into vigorous and engaged octogenarians.
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Close Relationships Project
This study examines the interreaction of couples, based on varying past and current influences.

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