Education and Child Psychology

Student engagement could be improved through the promotion of a positive school environment, research has suggested.
Parent-facing prams can allow for greater interaction between mothers, fathers and their children says speech therapist Nicola Lathey who was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 this week.
Babies with divorced or separated parents who spend one or more nights each week away from their mothers develop more insecure attachments than infants who only saw their fathers during the day.
One of the main arguments for having more police is that they act as a deterrent. With more officers on the street, more would-be criminals can be stopped and questioned; more wrong-doers can be arrested.
Levels of happiness among children in the UK have dropped, with teenagers experiencing particularly low well-being.
A new system may be introduced whereby primary school pupils in England are ranked against their peers across the country.
More childcare should be available for parents at their son or daughter's school, a new report has suggested.
Mindfulness can play a role in helping to combat stress and depression in schoolchildren, new research has found.
Young people often turn to social networking sites in order to reach out when they are feeling depressed.
Children with mothers who did not complete high school are twice as likely to experience depression in early adulthood as those born to women who obtained a high school diploma.
Bullying among young people has been identified as a public health problem by an expert panel.
Many people born between the early 1960s and early 1980s are choosing to engage in lifelong learning.
A child's exercise and eating habits are heavily influenced by their home environment, new research has foun
Today (Friday 21 June) is the final day to apply to be part of the team writing and editing content for the MindEd mental health and healthy school child projects.
Aggression between siblings may be linked to increased mental health problems, new research has suggested.
The Division of Educational and Child Psychology Trainee event will take place on Tuesday 7 January 2014. This years theme will be: 'Growing Psychology in Fertile Land: Standards, Hybrids and Exotics'
Children begin to feel peer pressure much earlier than psychologists have previously suspected, according to a new study led by scientists from the Universi
The Division of Educational and Child Psychology Annual Professional Development Event theme for 2014 is: 'Growing Psychology in Fertile Land: Standards, Hybrids and Exotics'
Children of preschool age who have been neglected or emotionally abused require early intervention to reduce the likelihood of them experiencing mental health problems further down the line.
Student behaviours could be improved through meditation, new research has suggested.
Our Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) held a meeting at the House of Commons this week on the issues surrounding the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
Never mind increasingly violent video games or the ever-present danger of an uncensored internet, a far more insidious and unexpected change is afoot that could be affecting our children's emotional development.
We recently reported a study that found ebooks are just as good as conventional books when it comes to reading.
Some of the most popular videos on YouTube are of would-be thieves getting their comeuppance, either knocked-out by brave store-keepers or caught out by their own dazzling ineptitude.
Pornography can serve to distort a child's attitude towards sex.
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