Developmental Psychology

A report from a task force of the American Psychological Association has found that although violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players, there is insufficient evidence to link such games with actual criminal violence.
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. 
Young adults – defined here as people aged 18 to 29 – are the most skilled liars, while teens are the most prolific.
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.
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. 
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’.
A group of science lectures held in pubs across UK cities in May included three nights of psychology and neurobiology talks in Birmingham. The Pint of Science Festival takes place in nine countries and 50 cities across the same three nights, and on the second evening the Birmingham audience heard talks on animals and children.
Children and adults with dyslexia have reading skills that are weak relative to their overall intelligence. That's why it is often referred to as "specific learning disability".
There is probably nothing more fun than making a baby or toddler laugh. And now there's news that it could even help with learning – the toddlers' not the adults'.
"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966, was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves characterise
For adults, let alone children, time is a tricky concept to comprehend.
2014 was a very busy year for the Developmental Section. Highlights of our Section activities this year include a fantastic annual conference in Amsterdam and the development of our grants scheme for section members.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement of a five-year plan for a complete overhaul of mental health services for children and young people in England.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
These days it's hard to avoid the message that thin is best. From advertising billboards to the Oscar red carpet, we are inundated with images of successful ultra-thin women.
Children who sometimes lack sympathy for others are more likely to share resources with those friends if they respect their morals suggests a paper published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Millions of women around the world have given birth to children with the help of IVF and related medical procedures.
Threatening children with punishment if they tell a lie is ultimately counter-productive, a study has suggested.
All parents have to come to terms with the fact that their little angels will, from time to time, act like little devils. They’ll throw tantrums over trivial issues, or they’ll push, hit, bite or scratch other kids.
Today’s Guardian reports the findings of a survey on the prescription of drugs to treat hyperactivity in preschool children.
Infants who are behaviourally inhibited and insecurely attached to their parents are more likely to develop anxiety problems as teenagers, according to a new study.
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is seeking suggestions from professionals who work with children and young people directly or indirectly, about how mental health services could be improved for children and you
Boys are more likely than girls to use relational aggression in an effort to harm or manipulate other people, a new study has concluded.
On our Research Digest, guest blogger Jordan Gaines Lewis reports on a new study.
The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is calling on frontline professionals to air their views on how
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