Essays

Essays listed below (with keywords) have either received a distinction grade or, in a few cases, are particularly strong pieces of work with minor revisions made following feedback. Click on 'Read more' for abstract and author details, and a link to download the essay.

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Silencing the stigma of hearing voices: Implications for Educational Psychology understanding and practice
Hearing voices, Mental health
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Should Parents be Discouraged from Raising Their Autistic Children to Be Bilingual?
Autism, Bilingualism
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Is there a relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Reading Comprehension Difficulties mediated by Executive Function?
Adverse Childhood Experiences, Executive function, Reading
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Which Language-Learning Environment is the Most Advantageous for Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants?
Hearing impairment, Sensory impairment
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An exploration of the support schools can provide to students with non-suicidal self-injury behaviour.
Self-harm
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The advantages and disadvantages of digital books to children’s emergent literacy.
Emergent literacy, Interactive media, Reading
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Creating a Culture of Kindness: How Might Schools Promote Children’s Prosocial Acts?
Positive psychology, Social skills
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Print Concept Knowledge in Young Children with Autism: Why Should it be Impaired and What are the Implications for Intervention?
Autism, Reading
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Can Interactive Media Replace the Parent as the ‘More Knowledgeable Other’ in Early Language Development?
Interactive media, Parenting
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Encouraging ‘pupil participation’; exploring school practices, benefits and challenges
Children's views
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How does teacher well-being affect student learning?
Staff wellbeing
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Maintaining an interactionist perspective of undesirable behaviour: What is the role of the Educational Psychologist? (2016)
Behaviour, Interactionism, SEBD
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The Co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Condition and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. So What?
Autism, ODD
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What is the Role of Schools and Colleges in Supporting Adolescents who Self-Harm?
Behaviour, Emotional wellbeing, SEBD, Self-harm
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What should schools do to promote the successful inclusion of pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties?
Behaviour, Inclusion, SEBD
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The importance of forgiveness: How can psychological research inform educational practice?
Emotional wellbeing, Forgiveness
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Can neurological research increase our understanding of Attachment Theory and improve school interventions for adolescents?
Attachment, Neuropsychology
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Attachment in the Classroom: How does a secure teacher-child relationship compensate for the negative impacts of an insecure parent-child attachment?
Attachment
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Reading Schemes and Real Books: Implications for Skill Development and Motivation
Reading, Reading schemes, Real books
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What constitutes being developmentally ready to begin school, and how can we support this process?
Child development, Early years
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Traditional Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: The Protective Role of Peer Relations
Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Online safety
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Why should low socioeconomic status be related to problems with language acquisition?
Language development, SES
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Encouraging Reading for Pleasure: Widening the support could narrow the gap.
Paired Reading, Reading
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To what extent do secondary caregivers have a unique role in children’s language development and how might this be explained?
Language development
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To what extent can bullies be seen as the victims of bystanders?
Bullying, Emotional wellbeing
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What Impact do Boys’ Goal Orientations have on their Reading Achievement?
Goal orientation, Reading
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Adolescents’ online self-disclosure - risky or beneficial?
Online safety
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At what level should schools be working to develop resilience and promote emotional wellbeing in children and young people?
Emotional wellbeing, Resilience
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