For many of us, we knew we were officially teenagers when we got our first cell phones. Instead of a license to drive, it was a license to social life, friendship, different forms of entertainment, and privacy from parents. But is this necessarily a good thing? Over the past decade, professors, researchers, and parents alike … Continue reading How Texting Affects Adolescent Behavior: A New Study By Sarah Coyne
Who’s your favorite superhero? Batman? Thor? Wonder Woman? In our modern society, we have a variety of caped crusaders to root for, all with varying powers and abilities. However, they do have one trait in common: they are defenders. Our media is inundated with images of these heroes saving people, cities, and countries. Through them, … Continue reading Do Superheroes Make Children Better Defenders? Dr. Coyne’s Study Says No.
Parents naturally want to protect their children from harm. When that harm comes in the form of cell phones, computers, video games, or any form of media, however, due to media’s ubiquitous nature, protecting your children may become a full time job. BYU School of Family Life professors Dr. Sarah Coyne and Laura M. Padilla-Walker … Continue reading Moms Monitoring Media: Does it Help?
If you compare yourself with others while on social media, you are not alone; such comparisons are fairly common. But if you’re a mother making those comparisons,the likelihood that you’ll feel worse as a result of them is increased, according to a recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior, and the number of people … Continue reading Social Media Comparisons and Motherhood: All Too Common
It can easily be argued that video games will never go away. Gamers generated $630 million in revenues last year in the U.S. and will generate $99.6 billion in revenues worldwide this year, according to the Global Games Market Report. While this may be to the chagrin of some parents, to more and more of … Continue reading Video Games Can Make Brothers Cooperate Better: A Study
Does a night at home binge-watching a Netflix series, constantly refreshing your Facebook feed, or trying to advance to the next level of your video game affect your social prowess? A recent study argues that media choices can affect the likelihood of experiencing social withdrawal. BYU‘s Drs. Larry Nelson and Sarah Coyne , of the School … Continue reading Media: Does it Cause Social Withdrawal?
“Bullying” is a term usually applied to older children and teenagers, but it can apply to younger ones as well. While preschoolers are known to have their occasional tantrums, for some, it can become a behavioral pattern. Some researchers have assumed that those who do tend to bully or act out are socially neglected. Some … Continue reading Do Preschoolers Bully?
The Mentored Learning Conference provides an avenue for undergraduate and graduate students from all departments in the The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences to showcase their mentored research in the form of a concise poster.
“The proclamation on the family is a constitution for us about what things are most important in our lives… it provides us with specific advice on how to make [God’s] plan real in our lives.”
Come celebrate 20 years of the The Family: A Proclamation to the World with students and faculty of the School of Family Life at a special conference on November 19th. President Kevin Worthen and Dr. Sarah M. Coyne will be guest speakers, and the objective of the conference is to energize and inspire university students and faculty … Continue reading Celebrating 20 Years of the Family Proclamation on November 19th