Category: Educational Psychology

Vanderbilt Medical Facilities Educate Public On Signs Of Child Abuse

The DHHS reports that almost 80% of child fatalities are caused by abuse or neglect by one or more parent. Over the past five years, staff at Vanderbilt’s medical facilities have reported suspected cases of abuse or neglect to local law enforcement officials and thExit fullscreene Department of Children’s Services. In light of this, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital have shared tips to the public on how to spot potential signs of abuse in children. With hope, the public might be able to spot the signs of child abuse and prevent more injuries or fatalities from occurring.

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Different Dynamics At Play In Cyberbullying Than Traditional Bullying

New research from UBC has discovered a distinct difference between the dynamics of cyberbulling and traditional school yard bullying. The researchers suggest children don’t equate cyberbulling with the traditional concepts and actions of bullying. Of the youth questioned for this study, 95% of those who claimed to be cyberbullies stated their actions were intended as a joke, while only 5% reflected that their actions were for the purpose of harming another individual. This suggests the majority of those involved in cyberbullying down play the impact of their actions on their victim.

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Education Choices Could Be Shaped By Family History Of Psychiatric Disorders

There was never any doubt for me as to why I entered into a psychology degree. My mother had pretty server mental health problems all through my childhood, and I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to understand her problems and help others the best I could. New research released in PLoSONE suggests our higher education choices could be shaped by a family history of mental disorders. Researchers discovered students who were interested in pursuing humanities or social science degrees were twice as likely to report a history of mood disorders or substance abuse with a family member. Those more interested in pursuing science related degrees were three times more likely to report a history of ASD with a sibling.

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Parent’s Education Level Could Impact Children’s Mental Health

Researchers at McGill University have been studying the link between parent’s education status and the mental health of their children. The findings, published in this month’s Social Science and Medicine Journal, suggest the higher the parent’s level of education, the less their children suffered from mental health issues. Additionally, the researchers discovered children of highly educated parents tended themselves to embark on higher level education and achieved better paying jobs.

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