Education and Child Psychology

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.
Preterm birth could have a negative impact on a child's cognitive ability.
Being bullied as a child can increase the risk that a person might self-harm during late adolescence.
Find out from a survey of 215 mothers and their 13-year-old sons and daughters discussed on our Research Digest.
Taking part in team sports could help to reduce the likelihood of boys being the victim of bullying.
Picture books can be very important for a child's development, new research has shown.
Society Fellow Dr Peter McParlin will speak at a free seminar in London regarding the issues facing children and young people in and leaving care who are also in the justice system.
There is a notable gender gap among children with regard to their behaviour and self-control.
Using fun games and words can make it easier for people to learn a new language, new research ha
Publication of US psychiatry's updated diagnostic code has provoked renewed debate in recent weeks over the extent to which mental illness ought to be framed as a psychosocial or a biological problem.
Students behave in different ways when it comes to using social media for academic purposes.
Girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood are more likely to suffer from depression during their adolescence, new research has suggested.
The way in which children express their sense of humour at school can affect their likelihood of being bullied, according a new study.
A child's emotional and behavioural problems may be impacted differently depending on how they understand conflicts between their parents.
Children who are placed in foster care could enjoy mental health benefits as a result.
Children who suffer from sleep apnoea may be at greater risk of developing behavioural problems.
Violent behaviour among girls could be reduced through regular exercise, new research has suggested.
Aggressive behaviour in adolescents could be reduced when they are able to see happiness in other people's faces.
Exposure to negative parenting can increase the risk of a child being subject to bullying, new research has found.
Children at risk of self-harm need to be given greater protection by local authorities, a new study has suggested.
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