Health and Well-being

Released annually, the Clark Poll offers insights on “emerging adulthood,” a distinct developmental life stage identified by Clark Psychology Professor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.

The people we encounter on the street, in our jobs, and across the kitchen table every morning, are shaped by a collection of behaviors and influences whose pattern is as unique as DNA.


Our students, faculty and alumni search for insight into how these factors drive us individually and bind us communally. In seeking answers, Clark researchers expand society’s understanding of marital health, men’s depression, emerging adulthood, family dynamics, the challenges facing LGBTQ parents, the need for responsive action in struggling communities and the issues impacting today’s youth.

Clark also works with key partners to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations locally and abroad, adding care of the body and soul to the study of the mind to deepen our appreciation for, and enhance, the human experience.