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Alex Jensen

Associate Professor
School of Family Life, Family Life

2086 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


I received my BS in Marriage, Family and Human Development from BYU in 2009, a MS in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University in 2011, and a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University in 2013. Following my time at Purdue I spent one year at The Pennsylvania State University as a Research Associate and then I joined the School of Family Life Faculty at BYU in 2014.

Research Interests

Direct and indirect sibling influence processes (including differential treatment, resource dilution, modeling, deidentification, and within family differences), adolescence, emerging adulthood, later life. Sibling processes in the context of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Teaching Interests

Human development across the lifespan. Applied data management and analysis for undergraduate students.


  • Human Development and Family Studies , , Purdue University (2013)

Courses Taught


Jocelyn S Wikle Alexander Charles Jensen Alexander Hoagland Alexander C Jensen Shawn D Whiteman