Dr. Hill’s research focuses on how individual dispositions influence outcomes associated with healthy aging and development across the lifespan. His recent work has examined the value of living a purposeful life, being dispositionally forgiving of others, as well as having a conscientious disposition. His research has focused on identifying developmental trends on these and other dispositional traits, the factors that influence their change trajectories over the lifespan, as well as the mechanisms linking them to positive (and negative) outcomes.
Gemma is a senior undergraduate at Wash U. She is studying Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology along with minors in Computer Science and Writing. Her recent research in the PATH Lab has looked at purpose across the United States and how purpose is associated with variables such as financial status and physical health when examined at the state level.