Healthy Family Dynamics

Dr. Jessica Lougheed, IHLCDP Associate, is helping families navigate stressful dynamics and strengthen their support for each other through her research. She is examining daily conflicts and emotions experienced between parents and adolescents, with the goal of understanding how these dynamics vary by both adolescents’ and parents’ own developmental status. Currently, she is also studying undergraduate students’ daily experiences of stress, emotions, and positive experiences, to identify how individual differences (such as mental health, sexual orientation, and ethnicity) are related to students’ daily stress management in the context of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Lougheed is using her expertise as a developmental psychologist and expertise in navigating family dynamics to help families manage conflicts. Check out this article in, and Episode 25 of the But Really, How Are You? podcast. Dr. Lougheed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

For more information about Dr. Jessica Lougheed’s research see:
• Faculty profile:
• Emotional Dynamics Lab website: