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. An exploration of the support schools can provide to students with non-suicidal self-injury behaviour. Leave a reply
  2. University of Southampton Psychology Post Graduate Research Conference – presentations Leave a reply
  3. An intervention to raise a sense of belonging and associated outcomes for secondary aged pupils with low socioeconomic status Leave a reply
  4. Looking ahead rather than behind: exploring the future perspectives and resilience of adolescents who have experience of parental imprisonment Leave a reply
  5. Understanding the school outcomes for, and experiences of, siblings of children with autism Leave a reply
  6. The impact of small motor activity on attention and learning in children Leave a reply
  7. 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
  8. Twins: Exploring implications for their interactions with parents and classroom placement at school Leave a reply
  9. Dyslexia or literacy difficulties: what difference does a label make? Exploring the perceptions and experiences of young people Leave a reply
  10. The role of emotion recognition and externalising behaviour for educational outcomes Leave a reply
  11. An exploration of how the secondary school experience contributes to elevated anxiety levels for adolescents on the autism spectrum Leave a reply
  12. Sense of school belonging: How can schools make a difference? Leave a reply
  13. Adoptive parenting from adolescence to early adulthood Leave a reply
  14. The participation of autistic pupils in decision-making about their school experiences: A case study of one school Leave a reply
  15. 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
  16. The impact of attributions on the understanding and management of challenging behaviour in schools Leave a reply
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Understanding the role of parent factors and interpretation bias in children from military families who show symptoms of anxiety Leave a reply