Children and Family

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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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The campaign launched this week by the NSPCC calling for access to therapy for abused children to be prioritised in the NHS has been welcomed by the British Psychological Society.

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A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory

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A psychology PhD student with a passion for influencing policy with her work has written a Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) briefing note about policing domestic abuse.

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Unfortunately this workshop is now cancelled. 

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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.

 

This workshop is an introduction to using personal construct psychology (PCP) to elicit, explore, understand and explain the views of children and young people.

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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.

Understanding traumatic loss existentially and using phenomenology in clinical practice to work therapeutically with traumatically bereaved clients.

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Psychologists, teachers and social workers need help in working effectively with traumatised children and connecting them to family and school supports

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Learn about current research, best practise and innovations to support children with brain injury

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2 day training on cognitive assessment in non-specialist neuropsychology settings for applied psychologists working with children

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A paper published in the British Journal of Psychology has been chosen as one of the six most interesting psychology papers of 2015 by The New Yorker.

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This is a joint post from Professor Peter Kinderman, President Elect, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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Recent years have seen a huge increase in the number of children born via IVF and other fertility treatments (in 2011 17,041 babies were born via IVF in the UK).

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The President of the British Psychological Society says he was encouraged by yesterday’s announcement of more investment in mental health services.

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