Primary research interest: sleep and psychosocial adjustment among adolescents and emerging adults
1) To examine the temporal order/bidirectional pathways between sleep and psychosocial adjustment over time
2) To examine mediating pathways that explain associations between sleep and psychosocial adjustment
3) To assess individual differences (e.g., chronotype) that moderate the link between sleep and psychosocial adjustment
4) To assess the role of sleep as a mediator of the link between race-ethnicity and health outcomes
5) To examine the role of cortisol in relation to sleep, psychosocial adjustment and health outcomes
A secondary line of work examines the link between meaning-making and psychological wellbeing, within the context of life story narratives.
Visit the Sleep and Psychosocial Adjustment Lab website for more information on Royette Tavernier’s research program.