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Welcome to the University of Southampton blog for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology, the purpose of which is to disseminate course-generated knowledge. Our trainees submit assignments demonstrating their ability to generate new knowledge and synthesise existing research, including essays, critiques of interventions and a thesis. Essays and critiques published here have all been graded as being at distinction level in at least one area.

“Where a distinction was awarded, the students had achieved excellent standards.” 
Dr Sandra Dunsmuir, External Examiner 2013-2015, UCL

 “The visiting team welcomed the work done to develop the research blog to enable
high quality trainee research to be disseminated to a wider audience.”
BPS Accreditation Team, May 2017

Recent Posts

  1. The perspectives and experiences of children with special educational needs in mainstream primary schools regarding their individual teaching assistant support Leave a reply
  2. Academic critique of Paws b, a mindfulness based intervention for children Leave a reply
  3. Is there a relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Reading Comprehension Difficulties mediated by Executive Function? Leave a reply
  4. Which Language-Learning Environment is the Most Advantageous for Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants? Leave a reply
  5. FRIENDS for Life: An Academic Critique Leave a reply
  6. Reciprocal Teaching: An Academic Critique Leave a reply
  7. Mental health beyond the school gate: Young people’s perspectives of mental health support online, and in home, school and community contexts Leave a reply
  8. A systematic review and meta‐analysis of sex/gender differences in social interaction and communication in autistic and nonautistic children and adolescents Leave a reply
  9. The Children’s Exploratory Drawings Leave a reply
  10. Pillars of Parenting: an academic critique. Leave a reply
  11. An exploration of the support schools can provide to students with non-suicidal self-injury behaviour. Leave a reply
  12. University of Southampton Psychology Post Graduate Research Conference – presentations Leave a reply
  13. An intervention to raise a sense of belonging and associated outcomes for secondary aged pupils with low socioeconomic status Leave a reply
  14. Looking ahead rather than behind: exploring the future perspectives and resilience of adolescents who have experience of parental imprisonment Leave a reply
  15. Understanding the school outcomes for, and experiences of, siblings of children with autism Leave a reply
  16. The impact of small motor activity on attention and learning in children Leave a reply
  17. An investigation into the associations between maths anxiety in secondary school pupils and teachers’ and parents’ implicit theories of intelligence and failure Leave a reply
  18. Twins: Exploring implications for their interactions with parents and classroom placement at school Leave a reply
  19. Dyslexia or literacy difficulties: what difference does a label make? Exploring the perceptions and experiences of young people Leave a reply
  20. The role of emotion recognition and externalising behaviour for educational outcomes Leave a reply
  21. An exploration of how the secondary school experience contributes to elevated anxiety levels for adolescents on the autism spectrum Leave a reply
  22. Sense of school belonging: How can schools make a difference? Leave a reply
  23. Adoptive parenting from adolescence to early adulthood Leave a reply
  24. The participation of autistic pupils in decision-making about their school experiences: A case study of one school Leave a reply
  25. Evaluating the effectiveness of phonics as a method for teaching reading to children and young people who experience learning difficulties and are educated in Special School settings Leave a reply
  26. The impact of attributions on the understanding and management of challenging behaviour in schools Leave a reply
  27. Intervening effectively at home and in school to improve children’s social, emotional and behavioural outcomes: an evaluation of nurture group and attachment-based approaches Leave a reply
  28. The impact of same and separate classroom placements on the social adjustment of identical and non-identical same-sex twins at school entry Leave a reply
  29. Understanding the role of parent factors and interpretation bias in children from military families who show symptoms of anxiety Leave a reply