Developmental Psychology

Experiencing a family bereavement - particularly in the nuclear family - could lead a small but significant proportion of children to develop symptoms of psychosis, researchers have found.
Analysis of international academic performance tests shows that being poor does not necessarily mean having a built-in propensity to underachieve, one analyst has claimed.
Children who are in care may be missing out on vital mental health treatment because clinicians are misdiagnosing their mental health disorders.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
A new study has found that shy children are likely to understand just as much when they are being communicated with than their more confident peers, even though they ma
Children are likely to have higher than average levels of cortisol if they are obese, new research has revealed.
Psychologists have long been aware that very few people are able to recall information from before the age of about three.
Speaking to the victims of child abuse is likely to be the best way of bringing the perpetrators to justice - but doing this in the wrong way could result in victims' memories of what happened being damaged.
Exposing children to too much television from an early age could be damaging their ability to read social situations, a new study has found.
Crying is an important survival behaviour for babies - the world is informed that they are in distress and need prompt attention. Many parents also describe what looks like fake crying by their infants.
Having friends from different ethnic groups is likely to be more beneficial for children than mixing solely in the same racial circles says research from the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Parents have been urged to avoid forcing their children to kiss their grandparents on the cheek. Lucy Emmerson, co-ordinator of the Sex Education Forum, said youngsters must learn from an early age that "their bodies are their own".
This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo another of his periodic regenerations as Peter Capaldi takes over the role from Matt Smith. The process, argues Chartered Psychologist Sarita Jane Robinson, can be seen as a metaphor for adolescence.
Scientists are hopeful that the findings of a new study may lead to new non-drug treatments for children with Tourette Syndrome being developed.
A team of psychologists in Australia has taken an interest in the conversation that allows this kind of coordinated imaginary game-play between childhood friends.
Two experts on psychology and parenting are giving free public lectures during our Division of Clinical Psychology’s Annual Conference in York. Both lectures take place at the Royal York Hotel, next to the city's railway station.
Parents are failing to understand the prevalence of cyberbullying in their children's lives, new research has suggested.
Gain knowledge and skills to unpick reasons for a child’s feeding difficulty and help parents develop practical strategies for successful feeding. Feeding children to ensure they grow and thrive is one of the key tasks of parenthood. 
Babies as young as 18 months can tell if a person's emotions match the context, according to new research from Concordia University and published in the 'Infancy: The
Children may be more likely to share things if they are given a choice in the matter, new research has suggested.
Laboratory research pioneered by psychologist Carol Dweck has shown the short-term benefits of praising children for their efforts rather than their inherent traits.
Adopted children who may have suffered abuse and neglect could be about to benefit from a new funding opportunity.
More than 100 teachers, writers and academics signed a letter in this morning’s Daily Telegraph arguing that the gover
Face blindness, which is otherwise known as prosopagnosia and is characterised by impairments regarding face recognition, could be temporarily improved thanks to inhalation of the hormone oxytocin.
A child's behaviour can improve as a result of them being encouraged to make music, research has suggested.
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