Education and Child Psychology

Children may grow up to experience behavioural and interpersonal difficulties if they exhibit poor decision-making skills when they are 10 or 11 years old, according to a new s
MindEd, the e-learning portal on young people’s mental health supported by the British Psychological Society, now offers over 260 separate e-learning sessions across seven different curricula.
Could a little fear of crime be helpful in preventing people from committing criminal acts or becoming victims of crime themselves?
Young people who act as a carer in their household are likely to experience chronic emotional stress, a new study has found.
The understanding of parents can have a big impact on the psychological adjustment of adolescents, according to a new s
Say you wanted to lie to a five-year-old. "The toy shop is closed Billy," you tell them, "it always closes at 2pm on a Monday." You reason that if you make this announcement with confidence, then Billy is sure to believe you.
A toddler who lacks empathy could be likely to experience behavioural problems during their teenage years, a new study suggests.
Following the success of the joint Divisional conference on ‘Therapeutic Interventions with a Difference: Action not Words’ held in October 2013, a follow-up ev
A new study of almost three million people born in Denmark between 1955 and 2006 has found that almost all mental disorders are more strongly associated with teenage or mothers in their early twenties than with mothers in their late twenties.
If, as research suggests, the psychological trait of sensation seeking is the catalyst for youthful delinquency, might high emotional intelligence (EI; having empathy for other people's emotions and good control over one's own) act as a calming re
Young people can be trained to identify emotional cues from others, according to a new study.
A session in the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 12 October will discuss the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment.
The built environment shapes our behaviour profoundly - piazzas and park benches promote unplanned encounters between strangers whereas car-friendly streets have the opposite effect, the efficiency of speedy travel promoting "streets as corridors"
Children's cognitive skills can be enhanced if they partake in at least an hour of exercise after every school day, according to new research.
The behaviour of a mother who takes cocaine can have a psychological impact on their child, new research suggests.
Researchers say they've uncovered a simple technique that improves students' memory for passages of text. All that's required is to tell the students that they're going to have to teach the material to someone else.
Children are less able to identify and control their emotions if they are exposed to verbal and physical conflict between their parents, according to a new
Did a five-day camp without digital devices really boost children's interpersonal skills? Find out on our Research Digest blog.
A marital break-up can have a particularly big effect on children in higher income families, a new study has found.
Girls are more likely to experience body image issues if they are educated alongside older females at school, a new study has found.
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.
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