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Crowley, Carolyn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A large percentage of young people who have been adopted will have experienced early childhood trauma and neglect that can impact on their social and emotional development, and engagement with learning. Although much research has been carried out concerning adoption, the views and perspectives of adopted young people are often missing. This…
Descriptors: Adoption, Trauma, Child Neglect, Social Development
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McEwen, Sharon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This research paper summarises the findings of a small-scale study that explored the experiences of emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) and the children with whom they work. Eight ELSAs and seven children were interviewed and a thematic analysis of the transcripts elicited key themes. The findings indicated that the ELSA-child…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Educational Experience
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Antonopoulou, Katerina; Chaidemenou, Anastasia; Kouvava, Sofia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The present study examines the associations between peer acceptance and friendship with loneliness, self-esteem and school engagement in a sample of 180 primary school pupils (M age = 10.94 years old, SD = 0.82, age range: 9-12 years). Peer acceptance was evaluated through a sociometric procedure, the number of children's mutual friendships…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Friendship, Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Pourtaleb, Narges; Mirnasab, Mahmoud; Hadidi, Yaser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated training programme (ITP) in reducing female students' test anxiety with a view to the mothers' perfectionism as a moderating factor. A total of 60 primary school students (30 mothers with perfectionism trait and 30 mothers without perfectionism) were randomly selected using multi-stage cluster…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Females, Student Attitudes, Test Anxiety
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Murray, Sarah; Leadbetter, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article aims to seek trainee educational psychologists' (TEPs) views about their experiences of using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) to support their professional development, with a particular focus on consultation and peer supervision skills for the VERP guider. Participants engaged in three cycles of VERP, reflecting upon their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Video Technology, Reflection, Professional Development
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Sulla, Francesco; Rollo, Dolores; Cattivelli, Roberto; Harrop, Alex – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Increasing teacher verbal approval has been shown to produce both increased pupil "on-task" behaviour and academic achievement. The present study aimed to address gaps in current knowledge about the effect of different kinds of teacher approval, other than verbal approval, on students' performance. An exploratory study, followed by an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Written Language
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O'Farrell, P.; Kinsella, W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research and recent policy developments in Eire highlight that there is a growing number of children in Irish schools presenting with special educational needs, leading to an increased need for Educational Psychology services. This research utilised case studies of children who were presenting to teachers with academic, social, emotional or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Mohamed, Shaheen; Thomas, Miles – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research investigates the perceptions of refugee children, refugee parents and school staff regarding the positive adaptation of refugee children in a new social context and the effects on mental health and psychological well-being. This included an exploration of resilience and the role of risk and protective factors. Few studies have…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Refugees, Parent Attitudes
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Sheffield, Emma L.; Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, previously Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), is the most frequently occurring category of Special Educational Need (SEN) in secondary schools in England, associated with school exclusion and poorer outcomes in later life. This study explores the perceptions of young people of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Needs Students
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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Pearson, Rebecca; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article outlines a small-scale research project that attempted to involve primary aged pupils actively in the redesign of their school playground. The project stemmed from concerns raised by school staff regarding the frequency of problematic behaviours during unstructured times, particularly lunchtimes, and the decision to redesign the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Playgrounds, Play, Design Preferences
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