Developmental Psychology

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.
We’re often bombarded with panicky stories in the news about the dangers of letting children watch too much television or play too many video games.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
An expert on mental health has said more needs to be done by the government to help British children who have developed a gambling problem.
When you’ve done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner.
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
The government is considering bringing in a new law that would make it a punishable offence for parents to inflict emotional cruelty upon their children.
A programme on BBC2 this week showcased how the work and dedication of one psychologist has transformed the world's understanding of children with autism.
Children who spend too much time in front of TV screens and electronic devices could be at risk of damaging their wellbeing, according to a new study.
MindEd, a new website to give adults the knowledge and confidence to identify and understand children and young people with mental health problems, launches today at a Westminster conference.
Human beings can distinguish between people who are genuinely laughing and those who are faking it, according to new research.
Children could benefit if designers created playscapes instead of traditional playgrounds, according to new research.
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.
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
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