Teaching and Learning

Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
Guessing, even wrongly, is thought to activate webs of knowledge, which leads to richer encoding of the correct answer. 
Mistakes made during the learning process can be good for a person's memory, according to a new study.
Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.
Conforming to the behaviour of others begins in early childhood, a new study has revealed.
The built environment shapes our behaviour profoundly - piazzas and park benches promote unplanned encounters between strangers whereas car-friendly streets have the opposite effect, the efficiency of speedy travel promoting "streets as corridors"
Children's cognitive skills can be enhanced if they partake in at least an hour of exercise after every school day, according to new research.
Researchers say they've uncovered a simple technique that improves students' memory for passages of text. All that's required is to tell the students that they're going to have to teach the material to someone else.
We like to think of ourselves as the top of the class when it comes to intelligence in the animal kingdom. Our inventions and scientific progress are testament to that claim, and yet there are some ways in which our complex brains let us down.
There's a best practice guide for teachers, produced by the Association of School Psychologists in the US, that states praise is best given to pupils in private.
Becoming addicted to technology such as mobile phones is a very real possibility among young people in particular, according to a new study.
Most people with autism have difficulties socialising and connecting with others. It's generally agreed that part of this has to do with an impairment in taking other people's perspective.
We are delighted to host this year’s Group of Trainers Conference in Belfast. We hope you enjoy our city and we are delighted to have an opportunity to show it to our colleagues.
Congratulations to Professor James Hartley, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University and BPS Fellow, who has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Society’s Education and Public Engagement Board.
A child's television viewing habits can have a significant impact on their education and development, according to a new study.
A briefing from the British Psychological Society highlights the future risks to children and young people from educational disengagement. It shows what psychology can offer and makes recommendations for policy makers to improve school attendance.
Learning activities can be initiated by both older and younger siblings, according to a new study.
We're oblivious to a lot of what passes in front of our eyes. The classic example is people's failure to notice a woman walk through a scene in a gorilla suit.
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.
Recent figures from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that a growing number of students are seeking help from their university counselling service.
It's well known that psychology research relies too heavily on student volunteers. So many findings are assumed to apply to people in general, when they could be a quirk unique to undergrads.
We are delighted to announce that the British Psychological Society's 2014 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme has resulted in 11 new research projects being funded.
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.
Since the beginning of April, host duties on our Research Dgest blog have been handled by a series of eight excellent psychologists and bloggers.
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.
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