Children and Family

There could be genetic factors at work when it comes to determining whether or not people are anxious about maths, according to a new
The fate of our earliest memories is something of an enigma. As adults, most of us are unable to recall memories from before we were age three or four.
Even very young children can understand the concepts of life and death, according to new research carried out at the University of East Anglia.
Children who experience stress are likely to face health problems in their lives, according to new research.
Research published in the BPS British Journal of Developmental Psychology this month discovered that white children perceive black youngste
Schools across the country will be enjoying literary fun and games as part of World Book Day today (6 March), but a new study from the University of Dundee has suggested youngsters might not be mainta
Children aren't as gullible as you might think. Early in life they display a discernment that psychologists call "epistemic vigilance".
Putting everyday items in school playgrounds could encourage children to play more creatively and engage in more physical activity, new research has suggested.
Older parents who feel positive about giving their grown-up children support report having fewer depressive symptoms, according to an evaluation
Children who frequently move schools could be more at risk than their peers of developing symptoms of psychosis, a new study has suggested.
Two charities have said that more and more young people may be struggling with the impact of anxiety as they go about their day-to-day lives.
The Health Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) amid concerns that youngsters with such issues are being failed by the care system.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
What happens if you drop a ball in a falling lift and why? Your answer will of course depend on the sophistication of your understanding of the laws of physics.
A new study has suggested that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may have issues when it comes to processing simultaneous information coming to their eyes and ears.
Experiencing a family bereavement - particularly in the nuclear family - could lead a small but significant proportion of children to develop symptoms of psychosis, researchers have found.
Analysis of international academic performance tests shows that being poor does not necessarily mean having a built-in propensity to underachieve, one analyst has claimed.
Children who are in care may be missing out on vital mental health treatment because clinicians are misdiagnosing their mental health disorders.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
A new study has found that shy children are likely to understand just as much when they are being communicated with than their more confident peers, even though they ma
Caring for an animal could help young people to achieve a boost to their wellbeing, as well as strengthening their relationships with others in their communities.
Teenagers could be putting themselves at risk of a range of psychological issues because they are spending too much time on electronic devices and not enough time sleeping, according to a new
Children are likely to have higher than average levels of cortisol if they are obese, new research has revealed.
Psychologists have long been aware that very few people are able to recall information from before the age of about three.
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