Developmental Psychology

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
Children aren't as gullible as you might think. Early in life they display a discernment that psychologists call "epistemic vigilance".
Putting everyday items in school playgrounds could encourage children to play more creatively and engage in more physical activity, new research has suggested.
Children who frequently move schools could be more at risk than their peers of developing symptoms of psychosis, a new study has suggested.
Two charities have said that more and more young people may be struggling with the impact of anxiety as they go about their day-to-day lives.
What does the world look like from a baby's perspective? In the first research of its kind, psychologists in Canada have analysed hours of video footage taken from small cameras worn by babies on their heads. 
The Health Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) amid concerns that youngsters with such issues are being failed by the care system.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
What happens if you drop a ball in a falling lift and why? Your answer will of course depend on the sophistication of your understanding of the laws of physics.
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".
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