Education and Child Psychology

Submissions from both academic and practitioner psychologists are welcome for the annual conference of the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.
A one-day symposium to mark the publication of the British Psychological Society’s new Sexual Abuse in Childhood Guidelines is being held in Oxford on Tuesday 7 June.
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.
A British Journal of Neuropsychology paper on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children received extensive media coverage in April.
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.
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.
Why do US high school aptitude tests underpredict girls’ later success at university?
DECP Annual Conference 2017; Challenging Beliefs: Exposing Myths and Exploring Evidence Thursday 12th January 2017 - Friday 13th January 2017 at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
Event Information The TEP (Trainee Educational Psychologists) associates of the DECP (Division of Educational and Child Psychology) are organising an informal conference for all TEPs.
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.
In January 2015 the DECP annual conference took place in Durham. The event was titled 'Applying Creative Psychology to Education, Children and Young People'.
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.
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.
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.
To prepare our children to meet the goals of a complex world, we should pull them out of their managed world and plop them in the mermaid’s court.
The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.
Children who develop good sleep habits by age five do better at school according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
This week marks the first ever Schools’ Autism Awareness Week, which aims to encourage schools to educate students about the behaviours and characteristics of autism.
Some pieces of music you can’t escape knowing, and for children in 1960s Britain, God Save the Queen would qualify, according to research published back then.
New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have made training in 'grit' a priority in schools. Some psychologists suspect the hype around it is getting out of hand.
A US academic who spent 16 months embedded in three American psychology baby labs reports that he observed numerous examples of researchers cutting corners and bending the rules of science.
A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad
The campaign launched this week by the NSPCC calling for access to therapy for abused children to be prioritised in the NHS has been welcomed by the British Psychological Society.
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