Education and Child Psychology

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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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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.

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The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad

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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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A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory

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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.

 

This workshop is an introduction to using personal construct psychology (PCP) to elicit, explore, understand and explain the views of children and young people.

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Psychologists, teachers and social workers need help in working effectively with traumatised children and connecting them to family and school supports

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Learn about current research, best practise and innovations to support children with brain injury

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2 day training on cognitive assessment in non-specialist neuropsychology settings for applied psychologists working with children

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This is a joint post from Professor Peter Kinderman, President Elect, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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Autistic girls are more socially motivated and have more intimate friendships than autistic boys, but are not as good as girls without autism at recognising conflict in those friendships.

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The BPS Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) is holding its Annual Conference in London from 6-8 January under the title ‘Towards an inclus

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A study of over 2000 intermediate school students in New Zealand has revealed surprising differences in their levels of self-belief and goal setting, depending on their cultural background.

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A new monograph published by the British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) published today brings together evidence from psychological research to consider the nature and practice of learning beyond the classroom.

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The 2016 British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section, Annual Conference theme is focusing on the role of learning environments and learning outcomes.

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