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Centre for Family Research

The Centre for Family Research has a worldwide reputation for innovative research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships.


New Families

We investigate parent-child relationships and the psychological well being of children in new family forms.

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Social and Cognitive Development and the Family

We investigate children’s relationships within and outside the family in relation to their developing socio-cognitive skills.

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Let's Talk: Parents' Mental Talk (not Mind-Mindedness or Mindreading Capacity) predicts Children's False Belief Understanding

Nov 09, 2017

A new paper published on 8 November by Dr Rory Devine and Prof Claire Hughes in Child Development. Please use the link below to access the paper.

ESRC Festival of Social Science 4 Nov 2017 - Honest conversations with new parents: Transitions, tensions & triumphs

Oct 04, 2017

Come to an alternative antenatal class: psychologists, health professionals and new parents discuss realities of new parenthood. Hosted by Sarah Foley, Sooz Imrie, Elian Fink and Kitty Jones from the Centre for Family Research.

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