Education and Child Psychology

Behaviour in adolescence could be impacted by the wider economic conditions of a young person's childhood.
All of the Speaker Presentations are available below, they will also be available on the DECP website shortly.
We teach our kids that it is wrong to lie, even though most of us do it every day. In fact, it is often our children who we are lying to.
Young children with enhanced language skills become better able to manage their frustration over the years ahead.
Physically fit children appear to be outscoring their less active classmates in academic work.
A young person may be more likely to attempt suicide within two years of a parent trying to take their own life, new research has suggested.
You're a cheeky 10-month-old, an expert crawler able to move with impressive speed on your hands and knees. The world is your oyster, so why do you bother staggering to your feet to become a doddering, novice walker?
High levels of stress at home in early childhood can be linked to differences in brain function and anxiety in adolescent females.
Bullying can lead to symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found.
The Society welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on ‘Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications’ this week.
The fears children have at night time could lead to greater risk of anxiety in later life, new research has found.
Adopting a child can lead to a person experiencing improved psychological wellbeing, new research has suggested.
Watch a child draw and they can seem so absorbed, their brow furrowed in blissful concentration. It seems an ideal way for them to cope with negative emotion.
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
Teenagers who take art courses after school may be more likely to suffer from depression than those who do not participate in these activities.
Happy adolescents are more likely to become rich in adult life than their less cheery peers, new research has suggested.
Few sounds can be as heart-warming as a chuckling toddler. Often they're laughing at a joke you or someone else has performed, but what about their own attempts at humour? 
People who were born late in the school year - 'summer babies' - may find it harder to get ahead in the workplace compared to those born at other times of the year.
In the future, students who have taken drugs that give them an advantage by increasing alertness and focus could be found out by tests.
Children with pre-existing anxiety disorders are more likely to be affected by the media, according to new research.
Traditional relationship patterns are being altered as more women continue their higher educational studies.
Since the dawn of the digital age, cyberbullying has become increasingly prevalent among schoolchildren and therefore has been the subject of numerous studies into antagonising behaviour among youths.
Two Chartered Psychologists are currently appearing in a parenting programme being broadcast on BBC1 Northern Ireland.
Children may be more likely to become obese if their parents suffer from stress, a new study has suggested.
Long-term health consequences are likely to be felt when a child is bullied at a young age.
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