Our Purpose

Why do some people age more successfully than others? How do some individuals manage to maintain high self-esteem, good physical health, and a positive outlook on life in spite of facing the same adversities that lead others to give up, get sick, or lose hope? What are the behavioral, psychological, environmental, and social factors that help people to cope with life’s stresses? These are some of the questions we are hoping to answer. Our goal in the Adult Development & Aging Lab is to advance understanding of the multiple pathways that lead to successful development across the lifespan.


Contact Us

Cindy S. Bergeman, Ph.D.

University of Notre Dame

Department of Psychology

118 Haggar Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-2913



Cindy and Diana meeting