Developmental Psychology

Between 1971 and 2014, the American Freshman Project has asked first-year students, most of them aged 18, about their reasons for going to university.
There are many reasons for the paucity of women in science and technology careers, but arguably one early contributing factor is the relatively weaker performance of girls in maths at school, compared with boys.
Many working parents experience guilt about sending their young children off to day nursery, especially in light of research published in the 2000s that suggested that too much early childcare is associated with later behavioural problems.
To prepare our children to meet the goals of a complex world, we should pull them out of their managed world and plop them in the mermaid’s court.
Children who develop good sleep habits by age five do better at school according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Some pieces of music you can’t escape knowing, and for children in 1960s Britain, God Save the Queen would qualify, according to research published back then.
New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Abstract expressionist art in the style of, say, Hans Hofmann or Jackson Pollock, often looks as though it has been thrown at random upon the canvas.
Babies' first motor skills – how early they learn to reach for things and explore them – are related to their later abilities, both motor skills (such as crawling and walking) and skills in other domains, such as their vocabulary.
The British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP) have published a Special Issue on Action Mirroring that is free to access online.
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have made training in 'grit' a priority in schools. Some psychologists suspect the hype around it is getting out of hand.
A US academic who spent 16 months embedded in three American psychology baby labs reports that he observed numerous examples of researchers cutting corners and bending the rules of science.
The British Psychological Society welcomes Children’s Mental Health Week (8 to 15 February) and the opportunities it provides to highlight the importance of prevention of and early intervention with children experiencing psychological difficulties.
There's a simple and fun way to test a toddler's self-awareness. You make a red mark (or place a red sticker) on their forehead discreetly, and then you see what happens when they look in a mirror.
Today our publishing partners Wiley Blackwell will host a live twitter chat from 4-5pm with the guest editors of a Special Issue of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP) on the topic of action mirroring.
The campaign launched this week by the NSPCC calling for access to therapy for abused children to be prioritised in the NHS has been welcomed by the British Psychological Society.
Psychologists, teachers and social workers need help in working effectively with traumatised children and connecting them to family and school supports
This workshop covers essential aspects of diagnosis and assessment of psychological trauma.
Recent years have seen a huge increase in the number of children born via IVF and other fertility treatments (in 2011 17,041 babies were born via IVF in the UK).
The idea that children can't be held fully responsible for their crimes dates back thousands of years. Today, in many countries around the world, the principle is written into law as "The Age of Criminal Responsibility".
A study of over 2000 intermediate school students in New Zealand has revealed surprising differences in their levels of self-belief and goal setting, depending on their cultural background.
A new monograph published by the British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) published today brings together evidence from psychological research to consider the nature and practice of learning beyond the classroom.
Adults have 'episodic foresight'. They are able to look beyond their current physical state to anticipate being in a different state in the future, and thus plan accordingly.
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