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Greig, Anne; MacKay, Tommy; Ginter, Linden – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The mental health of children and young people is of increasing concern both to educational psychology and to the Government's priorities throughout the UK. This paper reports the results of a survey of Scottish educational psychology services regarding views and information about meeting the mental health needs of school children. Services…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Child Health, Youth
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Fernie, Lynne; Cubeddu, Daniela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
A Working on What Works (WOWW) approach was utilised over six sessions in a mainstream Scottish primary class to enhance classroom relationships and behaviours. The aim of the intervention was to manage everyday classroom problems within a natural classroom environment. WOWW incorporates positive psychology and implements a solution-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Lodal, Katherine; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Research findings indicate that there appears to be a relationship between poor motor skills and self-esteem, however this relationship is ambiguous. This review examines the effects of poor motor skills on global and/or domain specific self-esteem. Four databases, Google Scholar and the Manchester Online library were searched for articles…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Self Esteem, Children, Adolescents
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McGregor, Sharon A.; Knoll, Monja A. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Research into parental homework-related experiences has predominantly focused on parental attitudes to homework. This research has shown that parental attitudes can affect the formation of attitudes in children and subsequently their academic success. Most research has focused on a secondary school context, but there is still a lack of knowledge…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Parent Role, Homework, Parent Attitudes
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Brown, Emma; Henderson, Linda – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The Solution Circle (SC) approach is a flexible tool which encourages participants to maintain a positive, creative approach to problem-solving. This project focussed on the introduction of this approach to staff in a primary and a secondary school. The rationale was to implement a problem-solving/discussion tool that would allow staff to utilise…
Descriptors: Expertise, Scientific Personnel, Problem Solving, Elementary Secondary Education
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Collyer, Sam – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An exploratory survey of Assistants in Scottish educational psychology services (EPSs) was undertaken, guided by four questions: Who are Assistants? Why are they employed/not employed? What do Assistants do? How are Assistants supported and supervised? Twenty-one Assistants and 15 managers were interviewed. It was found that Assistants worked…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Lloyd, Claire; Bruce, Sandra; Mackintosh, Kirsty – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
Working on What Works (WOWW) is a solution-oriented classroom management intervention. Following an outline of Berg and Shilts' WOWW programme in the United States, this paper reviews and evaluates WOWW, which has been implemented as a classroom intervention strategy in a Scottish local authority since 2007. Qualitative analysis of the comments of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Interpersonal Relationship
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Mowat, Joan Gaynor – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This article draws from an evaluative case study of a group work approach--Support Groups--designed by the author to support pupils perceived as having Social and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties within a Secondary school situated in an area of multiple deprivation in Scotland. The study, which is principally qualitative, draws from the accounts…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Social Support Groups, Stakeholders
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Turner, Susannah; Randall, Leisa; Mohammed, Azra – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This article describes an initiative to evaluate the impact of educational psychologists' (EPs') casework. Previous studies have often focussed on evaluating processes or reducing outcomes to measurable units. The authors argue that qualitative research methods can be used to illuminate EP effectiveness. They describe a real world and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, School Psychologists
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Alexander, Shiona; Sked, Heather – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This article outlines the successful development of multi-agency meetings as part of a staged approach aimed at supporting families and children within the Scottish Highland Council Area. Drawing on the research evidence for the factors which help to make meetings effective, a distinctive meeting structure was developed. This structure is…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Change, Languages, Foreign Countries
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Liddle, Ian; Macmillan, Susan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This study used an "indicated prevention" approach to attempt to replicate very positive international evaluations of the FRIENDS for Life programme. Using standardised self-report measures of anxiety, low mood and self esteem with groups of children from four schools, the study found significant improvements in all of these measures…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Prevention, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Eodanable, Miranda; Lauchlan, Fraser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Research and evaluation has become increasingly important in many professions, including educational psychology, particularly as the profession moves to becoming more evidence-based in its practice. The recent move to a three year doctoral programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland may be viewed as a positive one in developing research…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Education, Research Skills
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McIntyre, Elizabeth – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This paper reports on a study which surveyed and interviewed teachers on their perceptions of the barriers and facilitators to the inclusion of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) pupils in school. The outcomes indicated that there was a silencing of diverse sexualities in schools. In theory, teachers had adopted an individual liberal humanitarian…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Bias
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Booth, Josephine N.; Boyle, James M. E. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Executive functions, including inhibition, have been implicated in children's reading ability. This study investigates whether children's performance on an inhibition task is more indicative of reading ability than a measure of another executive function, that is, planning. Fifty-three male participants were administered a reading test and tests…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Reading Tests, Inhibition, Reading Skills
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Binnie, Lynne M.; Allen, Kristen; Beck, Elaine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
This paper outlines the efforts of an Educational Psychology Service (EPS) to develop its practice in the area of research. It will argue that the Action Enquiry model of service delivery can empower teaching staff and may allow an effective means of change and improvement to take place in schools. This model steers research towards providing…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Integrated Services
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