Education and Child Psychology

This week – 16-22 February 2015 – is Britain’s first Children’s Mental Health Week, organised by the charity Place2B.
When we’re stressed out and feeling threatened, our priority becomes self-preservation.
All parents have to come to terms with the fact that their little angels will, from time to time, act like little devils. They’ll throw tantrums over trivial issues, or they’ll push, hit, bite or scratch other kids.
Schools and professionals should be aware of hidden factors associated when young people help each other with issues around self-harm
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
A growing number of young people are being admitted to hospital with self-harming injuries, new figures have revealed.
There is an urgent need for local authorities to examine their policies on intervention where pre-school children have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. That is the conclusion of an online survey of 136 educational psychologists from across the United Kingdom.
Today’s Guardian reports the findings of a survey on the prescription of drugs to treat hyperactivity in preschool children.
Infants who are behaviourally inhibited and insecurely attached to their parents are more likely to develop anxiety problems as teenagers, according to a new study.
Teacher training doesn't usually include a module on how to arrange the seating of pupils.
When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew.
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is seeking suggestions from professionals who work with children and young people directly or indirectly, about how mental health services could be improved for children and you
The 2015 British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section, Annual Conference is being jointly hosted in 2015 with the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Boys are more likely than girls to use relational aggression in an effort to harm or manipulate other people, a new study has concluded.
On our Research Digest, guest blogger Jordan Gaines Lewis reports on a new study.
Interactive touchscreen games can help to increase interest in psychology and science among younger zoo visitors, a new study has found. The games were developed by Dr Katie Slocombe, University of York, and Dr Bridget Waller, University of Portsmouth, and were partly funded by a British Psychological Society Public Engagement Grant.
The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is calling on frontline professionals to air their views on how
Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
This workshop will provide an outline of Motivational Interviewing as a tool to effectively engage people in recognising the need to change and action planning for alternative futures. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
Strategies and responses to address the sexual behaviour of children and young people Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details
Guessing, even wrongly, is thought to activate webs of knowledge, which leads to richer encoding of the correct answer. 
Mistakes made during the learning process can be good for a person's memory, according to a new study.
Picture a one-year-old infant crawling across a table top. Half way across, the surface becomes transparent so that it appears there is a deep drop.
The amount of education a mother receives can influence their child's academic success, according to a new study.
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