Education and Child Psychology

Children as young as five could be resorting to comfort eating as a way of coping with stress, delegates at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria have heard.
Contrary to popular belief, texting actually improves children's spelling and grammar, as well as their overall understanding of English, a new study has found.
Warning children about the negative repercussions of telling lies might not be an effective way of stopping them from doing it, according to a new study.
Teachers are being issued with new guidance to help them spot pupils with mental health issues in a bid to prevent such youngsters being labelled as badly behaved.
As adults, we've learned that simple text-based instructions are usually trustworthy.
DECP Annual ConferenceApplying Creative Psychology to education, children and young people
How strict parents are with their children could affect whether or not the youngsters are likely to dabble in alcohol, drugs and tobacco, according to new research.
Children who have been bullied may be posing a risk in school environments by taking weapons into the classroom, according to a new study based in the US.
Instructing teachers, counsellors and other school-based caregivers on how to help children whose parents are serving in the armed forces could ensure they avoid mental health problems, one
Children who enjoy plenty of time to play freely are more likely to experience social success as adults than their counterparts whose every waking moment is carefully scheduled, according to new
A new study has been launched to investigate whether or not mobile phone use among young people is having a detrimental effect on their brains.
A new study has indicated that preschool teachers in the US who suffer from depression could be having a profound effect on the future of their students.
People who are bullied during childhood could experience health problems later on - but the same is not true for their tormentors, according to new research.
An authoritarian culture in which young people are routinely insulted and ridiculed is deeply rooted in top-flight football academies, new
Introducing programmes to help children beat examination anxiety could be an effective way of reducing their stress and angst levels more generally, according to a new study
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).
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