Psychology in Education Research Centre news

Congratulations to our PERC PhD students

Posted on Monday 17 June 2019

Our Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) student, Waleed Al Hashmi successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

Inaugural lectures: Emma Marsden and Sophie von Stumm

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2019

We're celebrating Emma and Sophie's recent professorships on Wednesday 19 June.

MSc Psychology in Education Students at Oxford Conference

Posted on 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.

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How polygenic risk scores might be used within Education in the coming years

Posted on 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.

Schools need to teach pupils skills to maintain good mental health – here’s how

Posted on 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.

Congratulations to our PhD student Maria Lopez Romero

Posted on 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.

Congratulations to our PhD student Wan Nurul Haslee Sharil

Posted on 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.

Congratulations to our PhD student Salama Al-Ruqaishi

Posted on 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.

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Neuroscience is unlocking mysteries of the teenage brain

Posted on 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.

PERC at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Conference

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

PERC was well represented at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Conference at Edinburgh 27-28 October.

MSc Psychology in Education welcomes first cohort of students

Posted on 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.

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Congratulations to our PhD student Abdulaziz Alawadh

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

Abdulaziz has successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

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APPG Report on Bullying

Posted on 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.

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Student’s Romania orphanage trip account

Posted on 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.

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Designing and developing evidence-based interventions for reading, maths and resilience

Posted on 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

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Mindsets of postgraduate students enrolled on teaching-​focused courses

Posted on 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.

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Tackling Cyberbullying of teachers

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

Professor Chris Kyriacou and Dr Antonio Zuin are calling for professionals to work together to combat online bullying of teachers.

Selecting the teachers of tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the inter-personal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.

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Educational transitions BPS conference symposium

Posted on 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.

York academic speaks at prestigious bio-ethics seminar.

Posted on 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.

PhD student wins award

Posted on Monday 10 November 2014

British Psychological Society Best Poster Prize awarded to Education PhD student

Shortlisted for BPS book prize

Posted on 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.

Professors Chris Kyriacou and Antônio Zuin
When schoolyard bullying becomes cyberbullying

Posted on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Professors Chris Kyriacou and Antônio Zuin discuss why online abuse is so damaging for children.

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PERC presents at ICAP

Posted on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Three members of PERC presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France on 10 July 2014

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Tests used to select people who make good doctors could work for teachers too

Posted on 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.

Better at reading than maths? Don’t blame it all on your genes

Posted on Monday 14 July 2014

Lecturer in Psychology in Education, Kathryn Asbury, explores why she found maths tricky.

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The Centre for Reading and Language Summer Workshop, 13 June 2014

Posted on 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.

Twins show success is not just down to genes

Posted on Monday 10 February 2014

How it is possible for genetically identical organisms to develop differently?

Dr Kathryn Asbury on Radio Four

Posted on Monday 9 December 2013

Dr Kathryn Asbury was a guest on BBC Radio Four’s Start the Week.

Psychology in Education students take a tour of our new PERC lab

Posted on Monday 2 December 2013

The tour took place on 28 November by our first cohort of students.

PERC staff present at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2013

Posted on Friday 15 November 2013

All five members of the Department's Psychology in Education Research Centre presented papers at the conference.