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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Seaton, Fiona S. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research evidences the benefit of students holding a growth mindset. There is also increasing recognition of the influence of teachers' beliefs on how students perceive their own abilities. Teacher and student beliefs are linked: despite this, there is sparse research investigating teacher mindsets. This research sought to evaluate training aimed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship, Mixed Methods Research
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Melling, Richard; Swinson, Jeremy; Brett, Maggy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scale was designed to detect the level and distribution of autistic-like traits across both the general population and those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Scores in the large normative samples were consistent with previous research in showing a continuous distribution of traits, implying that the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour.¬†Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Games, Fran; Curran, Anita; Porter, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This small-scale pilot research project investigates the prevalence of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties in a sample of children attending a Youth Offending Service in the UK. Using the CELF-4, approximately 90% of the sample displayed some form of language difficulty and, overall, this population displayed mild to moderate…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Wigelsworth, Michael; Humphrey, Neil; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Lendrum, Ann – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Recent policy developments (such as the Children's Plan) and the introduction of a new national strategy (the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme) have re-emphasised the importance of social and emotional skills in educational contexts. As such, educational psychologists are increasingly likely to be involved in the measurement of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychometrics, Emotional Development
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Monsen, Jeremy J.; Brown, Emma; Akthar, Zobiah; Khan, Sehra Y. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Two cohorts of psychology graduates with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a range of relevant work experience (teaching, youth and social work) were employed by the Kent Educational Psychology Service (EPS) over a two-year period as assistant educational psychologists (Assistant EPs). This…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Training, Work Experience
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Butterfield, Jill – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
This paper describes a small-scale, qualitative research project that critically reflects on the process and impact of using both grounded and action research to enhance attainment and enjoyment of reading, in such a way as to raise awareness at an individual and whole school level. The purpose of the project was to ascertain if the selected…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Research Design, Qualitative Research
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Slater, Ruth – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Zeanah argues that ethological attachment theory, as outlined by John Bowlby, has provided one of the most important frameworks for understanding crucial risk and protective factors in social and emotional development. However, although attachment theory and the notion of attachment disorders have influenced such initiatives, many psychologists,…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Emotional Development, Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior
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Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
This paper reports an investigation of the factors that educational psychologists in training (EPiTs) look for when applying for jobs in educational psychology services. Relevant literature on "job attraction" is reviewed and a three-stage research process employed. This involved a focus group approach to questionnaire generation…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Recruitment, Psychologists, Focus Groups