Jennifer D. Shapka

Jennifer D. Shapka

Jennifer D. Shapka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, at the University of British Columbia.  Her research is focused on adolescent development, with a focus on how contextual influences impact developmental wellbeing, such as the impact of digital media on children, as well as factors influencing school-related outcomes. 

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Social and emotional learning in schools
Social and emotional learning in schools

Principals, teachers, and the public are increasingly recognising the importance of teaching social and emotional skills to students alongside academic skills.