Children and Family

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.
Early intervention could reduce the risk of aggressive children going on to become psychiatrically troubled and commit violent acts, according to new research.
Young people are more likely to enjoy lucrative and rewarding careers if they are mentored during their youth, a new study has revealed.
There's a best practice guide for teachers, produced by the Association of School Psychologists in the US, that states praise is best given to pupils in private.
Teenagers are more likely to indulge in dangerous and deviant behaviour if they play adult-rated video games that glorify risk, according to a new study.
Marital tensions among parents can have an adverse effect on their children, according to a new study.
A mobile phone app designed to support new mothers who are having problems breastfeeding is in development.
The concentration levels of pre-schoolers are not adversely affected by fast-paced television programmes, a study has concluded.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed a bill on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence published by the National Assembly for Wales. In our response to the consultation on the bill we say:
Primary school children's performance in tests is no indication of how they will fare in later life, according to new research from Professor Richard Cowan of the Institute of Education.
Studies that involve assessing the behaviour of children should involve more frequent observations in order to avoid missing potentially significant traits, new research&
How the developmental effects of ‘mind-blindness’ contribute to the social and communication difficulties of those with autism spectrum disorder will be discussed by Professor Francesca Happé at the British Psychological Society's Developmental Section Conference held in Amsterdam this week (3 to 5 September).
Young people who regularly use digital media to communicate risk becoming less sensitive to emotional cues from others, new resea
Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
The number of children resorting to self-harm has risen considerably in the last two years, new figures have revealed.
Telling children of the benefits of healthy food might not be the best way to get them to eat it, a study has indicated.
Children are more likely to experience mental health difficulties if they live in an area hit by war, terrorism and extensive military activity, new research has revealed.
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