Developmental Psychology

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.
Marital tensions among parents can have an adverse effect on their children, according to a new study.
The concentration levels of pre-schoolers are not adversely affected by fast-paced television programmes, a study has concluded.
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).
Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
The reading skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced if they undergo musical training, a new study has found.
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.
Spending a short time playing video games every day can make children better-adjusted, a new study has revealed.
Why was Darth Vader such a bad dude? According to a team of psychologists, it's down to his lack of parental care: the fact he was separated from his mother at age 9, and his father's absence. 
The amount of time a woman spends with her children is affected by her professional self-identity, a study has revealed.
A child's television viewing habits can have a significant impact on their education and development, according to a new study.
Creating natural habitats in school playgrounds could have a positive impact on the mental health of children, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Southampton are to research the causes of conduct disorder (CD) in teenage girls, thanks to a share of funding from the European Uni
Full siblings are more likely to physically assault and use weapons against one another than half or stepsiblings suggests a study presented this week at the Society's Division of Forensic Psychology annual conference in Glasgow. The study
Offering children plenty of free time is better for them than rigidly planning out all their activities, a new study suggests.
A book published this week suggesting children whose parents are separated should not stay overnight with their absent mother or father for fear of it damaging them has sparked a media debate.
Contrary to popular belief, texting actually improves children's spelling and grammar, as well as their overall understanding of English, a new study has found.
Warning children about the negative repercussions of telling lies might not be an effective way of stopping them from doing it, according to a new study.
As adults, we've learned that simple text-based instructions are usually trustworthy.
Fathers who help out with the housework could be giving their daughters a boost towards a better, higher-paid career, new research has suggested
Children who enjoy plenty of time to play freely are more likely to experience social success as adults than their counterparts whose every waking moment is carefully scheduled, according to new
More adolescents are now self-harming because of the pressure they are under as a result of their modern lifestyles, according to a new report.
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