UC Riverside



Healthy Families Project


Healthy Families Project

How do parents’ health attitudes, beliefs and behavior shape how their children think about and treat their own health?

Healthy Families Group

How much influence do parents, schools, peer groups and culture have on a child’s inclination towards risky behavior or health-promoting ways? Those are among the questions the Healthy Families Project seeks to understand.

Under the direction of long-time psychology professor Barbara J. Tinsley, the group also studies how parents and children communicate about sex and how families make decisions about health-related issues.

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