Thank you for your interest in the Coronavirus Outbreak Parenting and Emotions Study (COPES). We are no longer recruiting for this study.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to baselab@bu.edu with any questions!

You can visit this website for resources to aid parents during the pandemic, such as tips and materials to help your child cope with COVID-related stress, navigate social distancing and mask-wearing, minimize risk of infection, and promote mental health. You can also visit the COVID-19 parenting website for parenting resources in 90 different languages.

More about the study

As part of the International Consortium for the Study of Social and Emotional Development, the BASE Lab is collaborating with researchers from 12 different countries around the world  to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting families.Once a month for six months, parents complete an online survey about their child’s emotions and behaviors and how the pandemic is impacting the lives of themselves and their family members.

The International Consortium for the Study of Social and Emotional Development is being directed by Kenneth H. Rubin (University of Maryland). The consortium builds on the exceptional expertise of scholars and practitioners in developmental and clinical psychology. Given its multidisciplinary composition, the consortium embraces a holistic perspective toward the promotion of well-being in early childhood, targeted at individual, family and society levels.

North American members include Drs. Cixin Wang (University of Maryland, Maryland, USA), Julie Bowker (University at Buffalo, New York, USA), Nicholas Wagner (Boston University, Massachusetts, USA), Wonjung Oh (Texas Tech University, Texas, USA), Kristina McDonald (University of Alabama, Alabama, USA), Leanna Closson (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada),  Melanie Dirks (McGill University, Department of Psychology, Montreal, Canada), and Tina Montreuil (McGill University, Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, Montreal, Canada).

International members include Drs. Manuela Verissimo and Antonio Santos (Institute of Applied Psychology [ISPA], Lisbon, Portugal), Alida LoCoco (University of Palermo, Italy), Gabrielle Coppola (University of Bari, Italy), Francesca Liga  (Universita’ degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy),  Susana Tereno (Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France), Rodrigo Cárcamo (Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile), Hyoun K. Kim (Yonsei University, South Korea), Lixin Ren (East China Normal University, Shanghai), Rachel Han (Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China), Özge Metin Aslan (Alanya Alaaadin Keykubat University, Turkey), Menekşe Boz (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey), Salma Siddiqui (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan), and Sudipta Roy (Psy Lens Centre, Surat, Gujarat, India).

You can learn more about the project here