Education and Child Psychology

A large proportion of secondary school pupils have revealed that they feel addicted to the internet thanks to being able to access it on mobile devices, according to a new
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
The Psychology of Education Section of the British Psychological Society is delighted to announce the 2014 Annual Conference at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes from 7th to 9th November. The conference programme includes ke
Young people could tackle stress by spending time looking after horses, a new study has discovered.
Picture books about animals can be just as educational for children as those with text, a new study has concluded.
A recent study has found a link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting they both have a genetic basis.
Telling even little white lies to children could make them more likely to be dishonest themselves, according to a new study
Making students aware of what might happen if they fail an exam could adversely affect their academic performance, a new study has found.
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Politicians and governors are seriously underestimating the extent to which poor pupil behaviour in schools is impacting learning, according to one researcher.
Research presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference has suggested that shouting at children and meting out punishments could make their behaviour worse rather than
Are you a racist? Most likely, your answer is no – and perhaps you find the very notion offensive. But according to two Cardiff University psychologists, many educated people harbour prejudiced attitudes even though they deny it.
Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw is to recommend that children should be sent to school-led nurseries from the age of two in order to prevent their getting a poor start to their education.
We’re often bombarded with panicky stories in the news about the dangers of letting children watch too much television or play too many video games.
When you’ve done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner.
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
The government is considering bringing in a new law that would make it a punishable offence for parents to inflict emotional cruelty upon their children.
The psychological wellbeing of teachers is being threatened by ever-growing workloads and a range of other factors, a union representative has said in a speech.
The MindEd mental health project, which provides electronic learning materials on children’s mental health for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with young people, was launched at an event in London earlier this week.
Human beings can distinguish between people who are genuinely laughing and those who are faking it, according to new research.
Children could benefit if designers created playscapes instead of traditional playgrounds, according to new research.
There could be genetic factors at work when it comes to determining whether or not people are anxious about maths, according to a new
Children who experience stress are likely to face health problems in their lives, according to new research.
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