Children and Family

A celebration is being held at the House of Lords today to mark 50 years of Dr Janet Carr’s groundbreaking follow-up study of children with Down’s syndrome.
Children in military families can become more resilient in life if they form strong bonds with animals, according to new research.
The idea that natural disasters bring people together receives some support in a new study published in the British Journal of Social Psychology.
A parent could have a better relationship with their grown-up children if they communicate with them through various channels, according to a new study.
Children may grow up to experience behavioural and interpersonal difficulties if they exhibit poor decision-making skills when they are 10 or 11 years old, according to a new s
Three and four-year-olds cannot refuse high-energy treats, even if they are still full up after a recent meal, according to a new study.
Young people who act as a carer in their household are likely to experience chronic emotional stress, a new study has found.
The social and economic costs of perinatal mental health problems in the UK come to £8.1 billion a year, a new report has revealed.
The understanding of parents can have a big impact on the psychological adjustment of adolescents, according to a new s
Say you wanted to lie to a five-year-old. "The toy shop is closed Billy," you tell them, "it always closes at 2pm on a Monday." You reason that if you make this announcement with confidence, then Billy is sure to believe you.
A toddler who lacks empathy could be likely to experience behavioural problems during their teenage years, a new study suggests.
A new study of almost three million people born in Denmark between 1955 and 2006 has found that almost all mental disorders are more strongly associated with teenage or mothers in their early twenties than with mothers in their late twenties.
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychological treatments are urgently required to inform recommendations for clinical practice with young people who self-harm.
If, as research suggests, the psychological trait of sensation seeking is the catalyst for youthful delinquency, might high emotional intelligence (EI; having empathy for other people's emotions and good control over one's own) act as a calming re
Young people can be trained to identify emotional cues from others, according to a new study.
A session in the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 12 October will discuss the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment.
Children's cognitive skills can be enhanced if they partake in at least an hour of exercise after every school day, according to new research.
In 1920, in what would become one of the most infamous and controversial studies in psychology, a pair of researchers at Johns Hopkins University taught a baby boy to fear a white rat.
The behaviour of a mother who takes cocaine can have a psychological impact on their child, new research suggests.
Children are less able to identify and control their emotions if they are exposed to verbal and physical conflict between their parents, according to a new
Did a five-day camp without digital devices really boost children's interpersonal skills? Find out on our Research Digest blog.
A wife's feelings about the state of her marriage have more of an influence on marital satisfaction than those of the husband, a new study has found.
The application of science and creativity to improve the lives of children, young people and their families is the theme for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s CYPF 2014 annual conference taking place from the 30 September to 1 October in Peterborough.
A marital break-up can have a particularly big effect on children in higher income families, a new study has found.
Girls are more likely to experience body image issues if they are educated alongside older females at school, a new study has found.
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