Children and Family

Ten- to 14-year-olds are less likely to take up smoking if they regularly participate in coached team sports, a new study has revealed.
The Chartered Psychologist and broadcaster Professor Tanya Byron is to give a free public lecture during the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology. She will discuss how we can raise happy and emotionally resilient children despite the pressures of 21st-century life.
People who are bullied during childhood could experience health problems later on - but the same is not true for their tormentors, according to new research.
Alison Wadeley from Bath Spa University won the poster prize at last week's British Psychological Society Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham. She received it for her research on 'Cognitive correlates of sleepiness and fatigue in sleep-disrupted mothers of children aged under five years'.
Introducing programmes to help children beat examination anxiety could be an effective way of reducing their stress and angst levels more generally, according to a new study
A large proportion of secondary school pupils have revealed that they feel addicted to the internet thanks to being able to access it on mobile devices, according to a new
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
Pregnant women process facial expressions differently from new mothers, according to a study by Dr Victoria Bourne from Royal Holloway, University of London.
"When children display problems in one area, it might be more important to, as early as possible, set up a strategy for helping with all related symptoms rather than trying to help only with a specific diagnosis (which often will change over time)
Welcome to the website for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on 5-7 May at the ACC Liverpool which is located on the banks of the River Mersey right next to the iconic Albert Dock. Our themes for 2015 are: Behaviour Ch
Picture books about animals can be just as educational for children as those with text, a new study has concluded.
A recent study has found a link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting they both have a genetic basis.
Telling even little white lies to children could make them more likely to be dishonest themselves, according to a new study
Contagious yawning appears to be more closely linked to age than it is to levels of empathy between onlooker and yawner, according to a new study.
New research suggests that children with Tourette's syndrome (TS) could be unconsciously training their brain to minimise the tics they display.
Women may not be the only gender to suffer from postnatal depression, according to a new study at Northwestern University Feinberg
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Politicians and governors are seriously underestimating the extent to which poor pupil behaviour in schools is impacting learning, according to one researcher.
People who post messages about their emotional state on social media such as Facebook could be unwittingly affecting the mood of their friends, according to a new
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Wednesday (16 April) sees the latest programme in the Psychology FM series broadcast by the Manchester radio station All FM.
Women who take care of their grandchildren could be helping their brains stay agile as much as they are assisting with the babysitting - as long as they don't do it too often.
Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.
Research presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference has suggested that shouting at children and meting out punishments could make their behaviour worse rather than
Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
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