Children and Family

Young people are being dissuaded from childhood behaviour as early as the age of 12, it has been suggested.
The relationships between fathers and daughters benefit considerably from experiences shared with one another, new research has shown.
Teenagers may become less aggressive if they believe in the idea that individuals have the ability to change, new research has suggested.
Women are more likely to display obsessive-compulsive behaviour once they become new mums.
Many girls have predetermined expectations when it comes to whether or not they will have children later in life.
The risk of a child behaving in an antisocial manner in adolescence could be reduced through preventative intervention, new
Parents can markedly influence children when it comes to attitudes to drugs, new research has suggested.
Bilingual children develop better working memories than those who only know one language.
A baby's eyes can give clues to the emotions they are feeling when crying, new research has suggested.
Boys born with a low birth weight could be at increased risk of suffering from depression during adolescence.
Very young children sometimes feel like they know better than what their parents are telling them, a new study has found.
They're too young to need to fib about lipstick on their collar or even their unfinished homework but a new study discussed on our Research Di
Child bullying victims are at increased risk of suffering from anxiety disorders when they become adults.
An opportunity for clinical psychologists, especially those working in settings where there are no specialist neuropsychologists, to update their practice and increase skills in undertaking cognitive assessments of children and young people.
Long-term antisocial behaviour may be linked to excessive television viewing in childhood.
Cross-examining child witnesses in court fails to get to the truth, suggests a new study published this week in our Legal and Criminological Psychology journal.  The study, undertaken by Rhiannon Fogliati and Kay Bussey from Macquarie University, Australia, examined the assumption that cross-examination produces a more truthful testimony.
The behaviour of a parent can be influenced when their children are taught about the environment.
Students who have overly controlling parents may be more likely to be depressed.
Teenagers who develop caring friendships are more likely to want to make a difference with their life, new research has suggeste
Ignoring W.C. Fields' advice to "never work with children or animals", a team of researchers in the USA has done both at once in a research paper that compares children's interest in live animals against their interest in toys.
Enjoying a positive family life during teen years could be connected to the relationship those adolescents experience when they reach adulthood.
A new longitudinal study has been given extra support thanks to a £3.5 million funding boost from the Economic and Social Research Council.
Professor Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, is to receive the Society's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Children considered cool may be more likely to bully than those of lower social standing in the classroom.
The popular Cheltenham Science Festival is running from 4-9 June in Cheltenham’s Town Hall and Imperial Gardens.  The Festival, supported by the Society, has something for all ages and interests with interactive sessions and live demonstrations.
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