Monday 24 July 2023
The University of York hosted Mental Health and Education on 27 June 2023, which brought together professionals – including researchers, educators, and healthcare providers – united in their mission of improving mental health and wellbeing in schools.
Thursday 13 July 2023
Researchers have shown that a maths programme can add three months of additional progress to the learning and skills ability of young children.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
The Teacher Success Project is celebrating after two recent awards.
Friday 1 July 2022
A study exploring loneliness and solitude during lockdown highlights how different people experienced social restrictions as either “hell or bliss”.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Children starting school were less likely to meet the expected levels of development in 2021 than before the pandemic, new research suggests.
Monday 8 November 2021
Dr Lisa Kim and Professor Kathryn Asbury write about the potential impact extending the school day would have on teachers, a strategy being considered to mitigate potential learning losses from the pandemic.
Wednesday 6 October 2021
Research led by PERC's Dr Umar Toseeb has found that children who are bullied by their siblings are more likely to suffer mental health problems as teenagers.
Monday 17 May 2021
Professor Sophie von Stumm has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy to explore the idea of ‘personalised’ education.
Thursday 7 January 2021
New research details the pressures faced by families of children with special educational needs in the wake of warnings over evidence of “substantial” inequalities in support.
Saturday 14 November 2020
Babies and toddlers who miss out on high quality early talk and communication at home are not necessarily left at a permanent disadvantage, a new study suggests.
Monday 3 August 2020
Dr Kathryn Asbury and Dr Lisa Kim research how teachers feel they have been wrongly presented as whingeing and 'work-shy' during the pandemic.
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Education PhD student, Laura Oxley and co-author, Dr John Tillson from Liverpool Hope University research shows the need for exclusion policies to be re-examined before the full return to school after the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday 4 June 2020
The usefulness of Ofsted ratings as guides for parents and students in choosing a secondary school has been called into question by the findings of a new study.
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Dr Umar Toseeb and Dr Kathryn Asbury lead a team from York following the experiences of SEND families since the beginning of lockdown.
Monday 30 March 2020
Dr Dusana Dorjee looks at ways of turning anxiety into positive mental health habits.
Thursday 6 February 2020
Pippa Stacey has released her non-fiction book titled ‘University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide’.
Monday 23 December 2019
Professor Sophie von Stumm's study finds that parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Our Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) student, Fairuz Rusdi successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.
Thursday 6 June 2019
We're celebrating Emma and Sophie's recent professorships on Wednesday 19 June.
Thursday 20 September 2018
We are delighted that our MSc Psychology in Education (conversion programme) was represented at the British Psychological Society's annual Psychology in Education Section conference in Oxford on September 14th 2018.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Kathryn Asbury shared her thoughts on how polygenic risk scores might be used within education in the coming years in this TES cover feature published on 7 September 2018.
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Schools are often where children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems are identified. While there is ever growing demand for mental health support for pupils, such as in-school counselling and mentoring, the focus now - just like for any health problem - should be more on prevention than intervention.
Thursday 24 May 2018
Maria has successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 22 May 2018.
Monday 21 May 2018
Wan has successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 14 May 2018.
Thursday 17 May 2018
Salama has successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 14 May 2018.
Thursday 3 May 2018
How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely to succumb to peer pressure.
Monday 30 October 2017
PERC was well represented at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Conference at Edinburgh 27-28 October.
Thursday 5 October 2017
Our BPS-accredited Psychology in Education conversion programme was launched at the start of this term and we are delighted to welcome 32 new students from England, China, Greece, India and Turkey.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Abdulaziz has successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.
Monday 27 February 2017
A talk on cyberbullying in schools by Chris Kyriacou to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Bullying has been included in the APPG's (2017) report on research evidence on bullying.
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Third year Psychology in Education student Beverley Nunes explains what her trip to Romania with a school in York to visit some orphanages was like.
Monday 19 September 2016
Members of PERC presented a symposium at the BERA Annual Conference 13-15 September 2016, held at the University of Leeds
Friday 6 November 2015
National differences in mindset among students who plan to be teachers are examined in a PERC paper published in the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Professor Chris Kyriacou and Dr Antonio Zuin are calling for professionals to work together to combat online bullying of teachers.
Wednesday 10 June 2015
A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the interpersonal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Members of the York PERC group examined educational transitions, from a range of psychological perspectives, in a symposium at the British Psychological Society annual conference.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Dr Kathryn Asbury leads a discussion on whether education should be personalised along genetic lines, at a workshop in New York.
Monday 10 November 2014
British Psychological Society Best Poster Prize awarded to Education PhD student
Wednesday 27 August 2014
‘G is for Genes’, co-authored by Dr Kathryn Asbury, has been selected for the final stage of the British Psychological Society’s annual Book Award.
Wednesday 6 August 2014
Professors Chris Kyriacou and Antônio Zuin discuss why online abuse is so damaging for children.
Tuesday 5 August 2014
Three members of PERC presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France on 10 July 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Rob Klassen, Professor and Chair of the Psychology and Education Research Centre, explores whether situational judgement tests could be used to select good teachers.
Monday 14 July 2014
Lecturer in Psychology in Education, Kathryn Asbury, explores why she found maths tricky.
Friday 20 June 2014
PERC lab members joined friends and collaborators at the CRL summer workshop held at the Department of Psychology, University of York.
Monday 10 February 2014
How it is possible for genetically identical organisms to develop differently?
Monday 9 December 2013
Dr Kathryn Asbury was a guest on BBC Radio Four’s Start the Week.
Monday 2 December 2013
The tour took place on 28 November by our first cohort of students.
Friday 15 November 2013
All five members of the Department's Psychology in Education Research Centre presented papers at the conference.