Education and Child Psychology

Most parents do not worry if their young child has an imaginary friend and even see advantages in such an invisible companion.
More sensitive mothers have children who tend to have more disturbed sleep, at least in their first two years.
Children who are kind tend to be happier than their more selfish peers, new research has suggested.
New research carried out by Nicole Campione-Barr, an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri has
Girls tend to perform better at school compared to their male peers because of their behaviour in the classroom, new research has suggested.
Psychological therapies may benefit children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Behaviour in adolescence could be impacted by the wider economic conditions of a young person's childhood.
All of the Speaker Presentations are available below, they will also be available on the DECP website shortly.
We teach our kids that it is wrong to lie, even though most of us do it every day. In fact, it is often our children who we are lying to.
Young children with enhanced language skills become better able to manage their frustration over the years ahead.
Physically fit children appear to be outscoring their less active classmates in academic work.
A young person may be more likely to attempt suicide within two years of a parent trying to take their own life, new research has suggested.
You're a cheeky 10-month-old, an expert crawler able to move with impressive speed on your hands and knees. The world is your oyster, so why do you bother staggering to your feet to become a doddering, novice walker?
High levels of stress at home in early childhood can be linked to differences in brain function and anxiety in adolescent females.
Bullying can lead to symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found.
The Society welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on ‘Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications’ this week.
The fears children have at night time could lead to greater risk of anxiety in later life, new research has found.
Adopting a child can lead to a person experiencing improved psychological wellbeing, new research has suggested.
Watch a child draw and they can seem so absorbed, their brow furrowed in blissful concentration. It seems an ideal way for them to cope with negative emotion.
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
Teenagers who take art courses after school may be more likely to suffer from depression than those who do not participate in these activities.
Happy adolescents are more likely to become rich in adult life than their less cheery peers, new research has suggested.
Few sounds can be as heart-warming as a chuckling toddler. Often they're laughing at a joke you or someone else has performed, but what about their own attempts at humour? 
People who were born late in the school year - 'summer babies' - may find it harder to get ahead in the workplace compared to those born at other times of the year.
In the future, students who have taken drugs that give them an advantage by increasing alertness and focus could be found out by tests.
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