Education and Child Psychology

Girls’ performance in science tests can be improved by posing the test as an opportunity for further learning rather than as a competitive task. This method does not harm boys’ performance.  This is the finding of a study by Carine Souchal and colleagues from Clermont Université, France published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology this month.
Bilingual children develop better working memories than those who only know one language.
Boys born with a low birth weight could be at increased risk of suffering from depression during adolescence.
Very young children sometimes feel like they know better than what their parents are telling them, a new study has found.
They're too young to need to fib about lipstick on their collar or even their unfinished homework but a new study discussed on our Research Di
Child bullying victims are at increased risk of suffering from anxiety disorders when they become adults.
Long-term antisocial behaviour may be linked to excessive television viewing in childhood.
The behaviour of a parent can be influenced when their children are taught about the environment.
Students who have overly controlling parents may be more likely to be depressed.
Both off and online bullying can have a marked impact on young people, new research has found.
There is a strong link between a child's personality and the grades they achieve at school, new research has suggested.
Teenagers who develop caring friendships are more likely to want to make a difference with their life, new research has suggeste
Ignoring W.C. Fields' advice to "never work with children or animals", a team of researchers in the USA has done both at once in a research paper that compares children's interest in live animals against their interest in toys.
Enjoying a positive family life during teen years could be connected to the relationship those adolescents experience when they reach adulthood.
A new longitudinal study has been given extra support thanks to a £3.5 million funding boost from the Economic and Social Research Council.
Professor Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, is to receive the Society's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Children considered cool may be more likely to bully than those of lower social standing in the classroom.
Parents often lie to their children in an effort to get them to behave.
Young people tend to have traditional views when it comes to marriage, new research has shown.
Popular children are often unconsciously avoided by their classmates, new research has shown.
New NICE guidance suggests that signs of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people need to be identified early to ensure they receive the treatment and care they need to live with the condition.
The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) promotes the professional interests of educational and child psychologists. We aim to develop psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Being motivated could be of greater importance than intelligence when it comes to academic achievement, new research has suggested.
In 1913 the first applied psychologist took up his post with the London County Council. His job was to assess children for special educational programmes and develop tools to indentify children who might need alternative kinds of education.
Autistic children who are the subject of bullying could face short-term emotional consequences, new
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