Welcome to the WELL Lab at Washington University!

The ultimate goal of the Well-being and Emotion across the Lifespan Lab (the “WELL” Lab) is to discover knowledge that will improve well-being and health across the lifespan. First, we investigate how well-being changes, both in the short-term from moment-to-moment and in the long-term as people age. Second, we apply findings from this research to examine links between well-being and important health outcomes, such as mental health, chronic illness, mortality, and dementia risk. We address these research questions using longitudinal, daily diary, and experience sampling methods, as well as experimental and intervention designs. The WELL Lab is committed to practices that promote transparent, robust, generalizable, and replicable science, and an inclusive scientific community.