The Lifespan Lab

APA 2017

In the Lifespan lab at Emmanuel College our goal is to develop robust theory and conduct empirical research that meaningfully contributes to scientific knowledge on the period of development between ages 30-45 known as Established Adulthood.

We are also continuing earlier lines of research that focusses on the impact of gender and gender related processes on identity and social development across the lifespan.

In the lifespan lab we collaborate with colleagues at Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and West Virginia University.

Experiences of Adulthood

A Conceptual Model of Gender identity

Childhood Gender Segregation: An International Perspective

If you are interested in participating in any of these projects, please contact the Lifespan Lab at


Kate LaRiviere, BA, MM
Lab Coordinator

Italia Camillone
Research Assiatnt

Alice Hibara
Research Assistant

Rocio Hernandez Chavez
Research Assistant

Karla Abad
Research Assistant

Aric Graves
Research Assistant

Leonie Krutina
Research Assistant



The lifespan lab also hosts a reading group that reads and discusses research articles based around a series of themes. This semester, the lab will be reading articles on sex segregation and women’s sexuality.

If you are interested in learning more about, or joining the reading group, please email: or