Education and Child Psychology

Psychological health and wellbeing have been very much in the news over the last week or so with World Mental Health Week and the
The British Psychological Society and our publishing partner Wiley are proud to support the 2015 World Mental Health Day with a selection of free BPS Journals based around this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'.
'Interaction partners of high-status adolescents may keep a low profile because they are aware of the capabilities of the high-status influential peer,' say the authors of a new paper. Read more on our Research Digest blog.
Professor Peter Fonagy has won the Wiley Prize for lifetime achievement in psychology.  The British Academy awards the prize every two years to an outstanding international scholar and it has never before gone to a British academic.
Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all.
A report from a task force of the American Psychological Association has found that although violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players, there is insufficient evidence to link such games with actual criminal violence.
The Society’s Ethics Committee has hosted a discussion meeting on the tricky ethics of carrying out research involving looked-after children.
Over the summer it seems that not a day has gone by without a story about children and mental health being in the news.
A study in the British Journal of Psychology that suggested a single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances is available free-to-access for two weeks. 
Specific language used by mothers to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get older, suggests a new study published today in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP).
This one-day event will feature presentations from practicing EPs who will use their real-world experience to provide advice, guidance and support to Educational Psychologists who wish to develop their skills in working with 16 to 25-year-
The Psychologist will be making an appearance at a major UK festival this month. ‘The Psychologist and Wellcome Trust presents…’ slot at the Latitude Festival pairs Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore with author Fiona Neill for a discussion on ‘Being Young Never Gets Old – Teenagers Debunked’.
A group of science lectures held in pubs across UK cities in May included three nights of psychology and neurobiology talks in Birmingham. The Pint of Science Festival takes place in nine countries and 50 cities across the same three nights, and on the second evening the Birmingham audience heard talks on animals and children.
Children and adults with dyslexia have a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the development of their literacy and language-related skills.
The Child & LAC Sigs of DCPNI have been granted funding by DCPNI to run a free member event ‘Child Attachment Interview – An introduction to the administration of the interview’.  Places are limited to 30 and will be granted on a
"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966, was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves characterise
A Psychology in the Pub event
Children are more likely to display troublesome behaviour in families in which the father feels unsupported by his partner. These findings by Doctoral Researcher Rachel Latham from the University of Sussex were presented today at the Annual Conference of the British Psychology Society in Liverpool.
Towards an inclusive psychology – do labels and diagnoses help or hinder?
For adults, let alone children, time is a tricky concept to comprehend.
Closing the Gap - Educational Psychologists as Agents of Change
Edge Hill University’s Professor Dave Putwain has had a new research paper published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
The SDEP continued to thrive in 2014, with healthy membership numbers, enthusiastic executive and training committees and a range of successful activities throughout the year.
You've probably heard that sleep psychologists like to divide people up into those who function optimally in the morning, and those who come alive at night. The former, 'larks', tend to get up and go to bed earlier than 'owls'.
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