Sarah M. Coyne is a Fellow at the Wheatley Institute and a Professor of Human Development in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Utah State University, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England.
Her research interests involve media, aggression, gender, and child development. Dr. Coyne has over 100 publications on these and other topics including her recent publications “Contributions of mainstream sexual media exposure to sexual attitudes, perceived peer norms, and sexual behavior: A meta-analysis” and “Instagrowth: A longitudinal growth mixture model of social media time use across adolescence.” She regularly speaks to families and teenagers about using media in positive ways. Coyne’s current research focuses on Project M.E.D.I.A. which studies the effects media has on human development from infancy to adulthood. She has five children and lives in Utah.