Baby fever: UBC study finds advertising and social media can boost desire to have children
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds that viewing positive parent-child images in advertising and social media boosts empathic emotions, which in turn increases young adults desire to have children.
Feb 17, 2022
You’re not a helicopter parent just because you care
From 2013: UBC’s Jennifer Vadeboncoeur argues that the overprotective behaviour of so-called “helicopter parents” may stem from new economic and social pressures.
Aug 29, 2013 - by Jennifer Vadeboncoeur
Strength in numbers when resisting forbidden fruit
A new University of British Columbia study helps to explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
Jun 5, 2013
Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life
Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.
Apr 8, 2013
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
Dads and kids’ safety: UBC study on injury prevention
Men can differ greatly from women in how they parent, especially during playtime. Fathers tend to think of themselves as less cautious than mothers, says Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, lead investigator of the University of British Columbia study, Fathering and Injury Prevention.
Jun 12, 2012