Education and Child Psychology

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.
An emphasis on appearance should not be used to raise girls' self-esteem.
Human Givens (HG) is a bio-psychosocial approach, or organising idea developed in the 1990s.
Teenagers are provided with a sense of belonging by using their mobile phones and visiting social networking websites.
This event is fully booked.  This workshop offers an introduction to externalisation, a way of creating separation between the person and the ‘problem’, and provide an approach to structuring conversations, which connect people with w
Parents often downplay the worries of their children, new research has found.
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences suggests that teenagers are more willing to take gambles than other age groups. The
Parents could help reduce the likelihood of their children experiencing emotional problems by bonding with them when they are infants.
The many factors that influence the living habits of children between the ages of eight and 14 are to be explored in a new study.
The influence of a parent may be more important than the qualities of a school when it comes to how well a child performs in the classroom, new research has suggested.
A cute mistake that young children make is to think that they can hide themselves by covering or closing their eyes. Why do they make this error?
This workshop will strike a balance between the facilitators’ sharing their knowledge of working in the UK and Cambodia and encouraging participants to share and reflect upon their own practice.
Sitting a test can help schoolchildren to learn, in addition to serving as an assessment tool.
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