“Linked Lives” are the social ties that connect us to one another.
Human development is a process of growth and change across the entire lifespan, from infancy to old age. Our research focuses on the role of social support in that developmental process throughout adulthood. Social support from family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and communities is an integral factor influencing human development. Humans do not develop alone; our lives are linked, and through those links we influence each other’s development and well-being. The Linked Lives Lab seeks to better understand how interpersonal connections influence adult development and well-being.
General Research Focus:
o Social relationships and well-being across lifespan
o Intergenerational family relationships
o Adult development and Aging
o Social development in Cross-cultural contexts
Linked Lives Lab is a part of the Developmental Science Ph.D program at NDSU. To learn more about the program: