Children and Family

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Saturday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Professor Sir Michael Rutter has written an article asking 'What should we be aware of on World Autism Awareness Day?' for a special electronic edition of our magazine The Psychologist.

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s Third International Paediatric Psychology Conference in Europe, will be held in the beautiful and historic City of Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June

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Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession.

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Learn how the Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and how it should meet the court’s expectations.

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Learn essential knowledge of becoming an expert witness to the court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends
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Welcome to the 2016 Annual Conference website. 

The 2016 conference theme is:

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Children who develop good sleep habits by age five do better at school according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

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This week marks the first ever Schools’ Autism Awareness Week, which aims to encourage schools to educate students about the behaviours and characteristics of autism.

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Some pieces of music you can’t escape knowing, and for children in 1960s Britain, God Save the Queen would qualify, according to research published back then.

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New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

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Monday 5th September 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

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Wednesday 20th July 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

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Abstract expressionist art in the style of, say, Hans Hofmann or Jackson Pollock, often looks as though it has been thrown at random upon the canvas.

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Babies' first motor skills – how early they learn to reach for things and explore them – are related to their later abilities, both motor skills (such as crawling and walking) and skills in other domains, such as their vocabulary.

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The British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP) have published a Special Issue on Action Mirroring that is free to access online.

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Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have made training in 'grit' a priority in schools.

Some psychologists suspect the hype around it is getting out of hand.

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Professor Robin Morris is to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board.

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The charity Sports Relief is sharing a series of new short films on its Twitter feed today to shine a light on maternal mental illness in the UK and help to reduce stigma around the issue. Members of the public are also being encouraged to share their stories and talk about their own experiences.

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A US academic who spent 16 months embedded in three American psychology baby labs reports that he observed numerous examples of researchers cutting corners and bending the rules of science.

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The British Psychological Society welcomes Children’s Mental Health Week (8 to 15 February) and the opportunities it provides to highlight the importance of prevention of and early intervention with children experiencing psychological difficulties.

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Submissions are now open for the 2016 BPS Cognitive Psychology Section annual conference taking place in Barcelona from the 31 August to the 2 September.

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There's a simple and fun way to test a toddler's self-awareness. You make a red mark (or place a red sticker) on their forehead discreetly, and then you see what happens when they look in a mirror.

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Today our publishing partners Wiley Blackwell will host a live twitter chat from 4-5pm with the guest editors of a Special Issue of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP) on the topic of action mirroring.

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