Dr. Jennifer Shapka
Dr. Jennifer Shapka
ECPS Department Head and Professor

Dr. Jenna Shapka is an Associate Professor in the area of Human Development, Learning and Culture, within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Shapka’s training is in the area of developmental psychology, and she is particularly interested in identifying how contextual factors are contributing to developmental wellbeing for adolescents. To this end, she has been exploring the impact of what it means to grow up in an information age by examining the impact of internet use on social and cognitive development.  Her current research is focused on exploring the online risks associated with cyberbullying, as well as privacy-related concerns due to the over-disclosure of personal information online.


Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
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