Psychology & Counseling

Social Development and Functioning Lab

Dr. Elizabeth Matteo and Dr. Erin Way have a shared interest in the establishment and maintenance of social relationships across the lifespan. Our current research explores the nature of social experiences of older adults. We are particularly interested in questions like: How do social relationships change in older adulthood? Do social relationships change when older adults move into residential facilities? How do older adults cope with social conflict?

Faculty and advanced undergraduate students collaborate to develop and conduct research. Students who participate in our lab learn valuable skills in research design, data collection and analysis, and APA writing. If you are a student interested in learning more about the various projects we are currently working on, please contact Dr. Erin Way or Dr. Elizabeth Matteo.

Be sure to check out other research being conducted in the department.


Contact Information

Img: Peggy Bowen

Peggy C. Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., C.T.S.
Associate Professor
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair

   Upland Center, Room 126c

psychology & counseling

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