Education and Child Psychology

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It happens to all students – you're meant to be focused on the page, but your mind is turned inwards thinking about other stuff (Must remember to charge my phone. What time did I say I'd meet Sarah?)

Thankfully a new study discussed on our Research Digest blog identifies a straightforward way to reduce how much your mind wanders off topic when you're studying.

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The evolution of children’s rights and the landscape of the child in 20th-century Britain are among the subjects to be discussed at the latest of our popular Stories of Psychology events.

‘With Childhood in Mind’ will take place in London on Thursday 6 October 2016.

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Earlier this year, the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time’ campaign called for significant improvements in therapeutic support for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

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A one-day symposium to mark the publication of the British Psychological Society’s new guidance document on the management of disclosures of non-recent (historic) child sexual abuse was held in Oxford this week.

The new guidance can be downloaded from this website.

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Do boys prefer playing with trucks and balls, while girls prefer dolls, because they are socialised from an early age to play this way, or do their play habits reflect innate differences in interests between the sexes? 

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It doesn't matter how brainy you are, if you don't make any effort, you're not going to do well at university. Indeed, psychologists are paying increasing intention to the role of self-control and self-discipline to academic success.

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The Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland is looking for workshops that reflect this year’s themes.

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New educational research technology measures previously unmeasured in situ affects of schools, identifying new factors contributing to school rank / character

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Develop competence as psychologists working with refugee and asylum seeking people and where appropriate communities

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This PAR workshop Research will address contemporary challenges facing researchers and practitioners who seek to work more in partnership with others.

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Gain a deeper understanding about hearing voices and consider the implications for young people.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Understand concepts of mindfulness and programmes to develop mindfulness in schools

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Submissions from both academic and practitioner psychologists are welcome for the annual conference of the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.

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Former Ministry of Justice Chief Psychologist Graham Towl (University of Durham) has become chair of an innovative Sexual Violence Taskforce at the university – the first of its kind in the UK.

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A British Journal of Neuropsychology paper on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children received extensive media coverage in April.

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The Division of Educational & Child Psychology of the British Psychological Society (DECP) is publishing a book about accessing the voice of children and young people and the work of British Educational Psychologists.

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Posters on school bullying, the consequences of traumatic burns and Parkinson's disease from last month’s British Psychological Society annual conference have been awarded prizes by the Society.

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Why do US high school aptitude tests underpredict girls’ later success at university?

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DECP Annual Conference 2017; Challenging Beliefs: Exposing Myths and Exploring Evidence

Thursday 12th January 2017 - Friday 13th January 2017 at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

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The TEP (Trainee Educational Psychologists) associates of the DECP (Division of Educational and Child Psychology) are organising an informal conference for all TEPs.

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Between 1971 and 2014, the American Freshman Project has asked first-year students, most of them aged 18, about their reasons for going to university.

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In January 2015 the DECP annual conference took place in Durham. The event was titled 'Applying Creative Psychology to Education, Children and Young People'.

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2015 was a busy year for the SDEP and 2016 will be interesting. We continue to have around 300 members with over 70 general and trainee members.

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There are many reasons for the paucity of women in science and technology careers, but arguably one early contributing factor is the relatively weaker performance of girls in maths at school, compared with boys.

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Many working parents experience guilt about sending their young children off to day nursery, especially in light of research published in the 2000s that suggested that too much early childcare is associated with later behavioural problems.

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