How parenting advice can be unintentionally biased

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 14 July 2017

7 mins

Every other day a study is published that can impact the way we see ourselves as parents.

But what if these studies themselves aren't a true reflection of parenting in modern Australia?

Associate Professor Mark Nielsen from the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland joins us to explore why and how the way these studies are conducted that could be giving results that aren't reflective of our current national cultural landscape. 

The study Mark conducted with other researchers for the Journal of Experimental Psychology "found the research basis of much of our parenting advice from health professionals is biased" he explains.

If you'd like to read more, Mark has written on this issue for The Conversation, or you can head to his section on the University of Queensland School of Psychology website.

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