Education and Child Psychology

Exposing children to too much television from an early age could be damaging their ability to read social situations, a new study has found.
Children and teenagers may be experts at hiding their problems from adults, but caregivers need to be given more help so that they can spot serious issues such as depression and anxiety.
A growing number of young people are contacting ChildLine after experiencing bullying via the internet. The charity dealt with 2,410 cases of online bullying during 2011-12, but this went up to 4,507 during 2012-13.
Children with autism spectrum disorders could enjoy a significant improvement to their wellbeing if they are given cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that uses Homunculi, or 'little people', a new study to be presented at the
A study on the role of Teaching Assistants (TAs) in primary schools has shown that TAs perceive themselves to have a positive effect on children displaying challenging behaviour and believe that without their support many of these children would be excluded from mainstream school. 
A disturbing new study has revealed that thousands of young people could be at risk of suicide because they feel they have nothing going for them.
People who experience bullying could go on to develop psychosis years later - and it is not just the victims who are affected, a new
New research has shown that teenagers who get the recommended amount of sleep per night are likely to be academically and emotionally better off than their peers who do not. The
People who experience the effects of war early in their lives are likely to seek greater solidarity within their group and do all they can to ensure equality between members is achieved. New
A specific type of cognitive behavioural therapy known as problem-solving education (PSE) could help the parents of autistic youngsters to come to terms with their children's diagnoses, according to a new study at Boston University School of Publi
Computer games are increasingly being introduced to the classroom to assist with a child's learning.
A new study has looked at the different ways in which secondary school students are perceived by their peers depending on which subjects they excel at.
New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the number of children being treated for eating disorders has increased rapidly.
New research has revealed that many teachers are becoming increasingly concerned about the sexualisation of children, with a growing number of their pupils displaying behaviour that they view as inappropriate.
The British Psychological Society is pleased to endorse the NICE Quality Standards for Depression in children and young people that are published today.
A team of psychologists in Australia has taken an interest in the conversation that allows this kind of coordinated imaginary game-play between childhood friends.
Explaining a rule or concept to yourself forces you to think deeply about it. Plenty of studies have shown this has benefits, both in terms of improving the understanding of relevant concepts and aiding the skill or process in question.
The number of educational psychologists in Scotland is reaching a "tipping point", with too few trainees being recruited to replace existing professionals - up to a quarter of whom may retire within the
A new study has raised questions over whether or not attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is caused by abnormalities in
Two experts on psychology and parenting are giving free public lectures during our Division of Clinical Psychology’s Annual Conference in York. Both lectures take place at the Royal York Hotel, next to the city's railway station.
Against the background of the UK Government (Department for Communities and Local Government) 2011 ‘Troubled Families’ initiative, this workshop will explore current definitions and functions of ‘the family’ within the context of super diversity w
This workshop is fully booked. Programmes to develop mindfulness in schools including the recently developed MAP (Mindful Attention Programme) for improving the mental health and well being of children. Timetable
Unfortunately this event is cancelled. How to ensure BPS ethical guidelines are followed when developing a fully or partially traded educational psychology service. Timetable
This workshop is now cancelled. This workshop introduces Implementation Science, providing an overview of key concepts, themes and evidence for practitioners. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
New SEN legislation will result in Educational Psychologists having new responsibilities to work with the 16-25 year old cohort.  This workshop will help to develop EPs existing skills and knowledge to further ensure effective and ethical pra
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