Developmental Psychology

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.
A new study has been launched to investigate whether or not mobile phone use among young people is having a detrimental effect on their brains.
The Fourth UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium, ‘Atypical Developmental Pathways’, will take place at the Institute for Child Health in London this week (19-23 May).
The daily BBC Radio 4 history of pychology and the mind has an  omnibus edition on Friday evenings.
New research has suggested that the state of the economy at the time of a person's birth could influence how narcissistic they turn out to be.
A large proportion of secondary school pupils have revealed that they feel addicted to the internet thanks to being able to access it on mobile devices, according to a new
"When children display problems in one area, it might be more important to, as early as possible, set up a strategy for helping with all related symptoms rather than trying to help only with a specific diagnosis (which often will change over time)
Young people could tackle stress by spending time looking after horses, a new study has discovered.
Picture books about animals can be just as educational for children as those with text, a new study has concluded.
Telling even little white lies to children could make them more likely to be dishonest themselves, according to a new study
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Wednesday (16 April) sees the latest programme in the Psychology FM series broadcast by the Manchester radio station All FM.
Research presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference has suggested that shouting at children and meting out punishments could make their behaviour worse rather than
Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
Parents should try to engage their toddlers in active pursuits whenever possible - because more passive pastimes could be damaging their wellbeing.
The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw is to recommend that children should be sent to school-led nurseries from the age of two in order to prevent their getting a poor start to their education.
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