Cowan & Cowan

Philip A. Cowan & Carolyn Pape Cowan

Professor of Psychology Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Psychology Emerita, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Research interests

We are interested in strengthening the key relationships in families – couple, parent-child, and 3-generational relationships. Our evaluations of couples group interventions are designed to look systematically at the ingredients of successful programmes to determine what helps parents and children live healthier, more satisfying lives.

How might this research change lives?

We hope to offer opportunities that help parents pay attention to their own needs and those of their children in ways that foster healthier, more satisfying lives for all of them. We believe that this will have important positive effects on the communities in which families live.