Children and Family

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How to prevent gender stereotyping of school subjects is one of the topics being discussed at the Opening Doors conference being held in London today (20 October).

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'Interaction partners of high-status adolescents may keep a low profile because they are aware of the capabilities of the high-status influential peer,' say the authors of a new paper.

Read more on our Research Digest blog.

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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), who has spent her career investigating the emotional and social development of the adolescent brain, has been awarded the Klaus J.

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Professor Peter Fonagy has won the Wiley Prize for lifetime achievement in psychology. 

The British Academy awards the prize every two years to an outstanding international scholar and it has never before gone to a British academic.

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FICAPS, the Forum for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychology Services, was formed in recognition of the need for Applied Psychologists working in CAMHS inpatient units to have an established professional network.

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The pressure to be cool, look good and own the right stuff is detrimental to many children and teenagers, according to research presented at a symposium last week at a British Psychological Society conference.

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The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

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Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all.

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The link between the mind and brain is tricky enough for expert psychologists and neuroscientists to grapple with, let alone young children. Nonetheless, they grow up with their own naive understanding. 

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The Society’s Ethics Committee has hosted a discussion meeting on the tricky ethics of carrying out research involving looked-after children.

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Over the summer it seems that not a day has gone by without a story about children and mental health being in the news.

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Conflict between work and personal life has become the number one workplace health concern, with serious implications for wellbeing of employees and the functioning of organisations.

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Paediatricians' offices are often adorned with a developmental milestone chart for infants, and they always show the same "normal" age-typical progression, from sitting to crawling to walking. But these expectations (e.g.

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The Performance of Child Eyewitnesses With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

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In a guest post on our Research Digest blog, Simon Oxenham looks at a new study.

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A study in the British Journal of Psychology that suggested a single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances is available free-to-access for two weeks. 

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DCP West Midlands Branch CPD day & AGM 

"Adding Value: Leadership and Attachment in the NHS"

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Specific language used by mothers to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get older, suggests a new study published today in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP).

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If you're the father to a good-looking boy, you might want to give him your thanks – his handsome looks apparently mean women will tend to find you more attractive.

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With Childhood in Mind

A BPS Flagship Event

In conjunction with BPS History & Philosophy of Psychology Section Thursday 6 October 2016, 10.30am–4.30pm Chancellor's Hall, Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence says a paper presented today at the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Women Section’s (POWS) annual conference being held in Windsor.

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The Psychologist will be making an appearance at a major UK festival this month. ‘The Psychologist and Wellcome Trust presents…’ slot at the Latitude Festival pairs Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore with author Fiona Neill for a discussion on ‘Being Young Never Gets Old – Teenagers Debunked’.

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