Education and Child Psychology

Early intervention could reduce the risk of aggressive children going on to become psychiatrically troubled and commit violent acts, according to new research.
There's a best practice guide for teachers, produced by the Association of School Psychologists in the US, that states praise is best given to pupils in private.
The concentration levels of pre-schoolers are not adversely affected by fast-paced television programmes, a study has concluded.
Primary school children's performance in tests is no indication of how they will fare in later life, according to new research from Professor Richard Cowan of the Institute of Education.
Most people with autism have difficulties socialising and connecting with others. It's generally agreed that part of this has to do with an impairment in taking other people's perspective.
Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
Children are more likely to experience mental health difficulties if they live in an area hit by war, terrorism and extensive military activity, new research has revealed.
Spending a short time playing video games every day can make children better-adjusted, a new study has revealed.
Why was Darth Vader such a bad dude? According to a team of psychologists, it's down to his lack of parental care: the fact he was separated from his mother at age 9, and his father's absence. 
A child's television viewing habits can have a significant impact on their education and development, according to a new study.
A briefing from the British Psychological Society highlights the future risks to children and young people from educational disengagement. It shows what psychology can offer and makes recommendations for policy makers to improve school attendance.
Researchers at the University of Southampton are to research the causes of conduct disorder (CD) in teenage girls, thanks to a share of funding from the European Uni
People who take part-time jobs during their teenage years are boosting their ability to succeed later in life, a new study has found.
Participating in adult education courses could significantly improve people's wellbeing and even their health, according to a new study.
Mirror writing in Western script flows from right to left, writing first A, then l, e, x to produce xɘlA.
"Cool kids", according to a new study, are those early teens (aged 13 to 15) who want to be popular, and try to impress their peers by acting older than their years.
A charity has criticised reductions in funding for adolescent mental health services across the UK, saying it will lead to more problems in the long run.
Children as young as five could be resorting to comfort eating as a way of coping with stress, delegates at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria have heard.
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.
Teachers are being issued with new guidance to help them spot pupils with mental health issues in a bid to prevent such youngsters being labelled as badly behaved.
As adults, we've learned that simple text-based instructions are usually trustworthy.
DECP Annual ConferenceApplying Creative Psychology to education, children and young people
How strict parents are with their children could affect whether or not the youngsters are likely to dabble in alcohol, drugs and tobacco, according to new research.
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