Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Psychology can explain and improve bad classroom behavior

Date:
September 21, 2012
Source:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Summary:
A new monograph brings together evidence from psychological research to help readers understand the causes of anti-social behavior and what can be done to curb it.

A new monograph published by the British Journal of Educational Psychology published September 21, 2012 brings together evidence from psychological research to help readers understand the causes of anti-social behaviour and what can be done to curb it.

Related Articles


Psychology and Antisocial Behaviour in School looks at the evidence from psychology for understanding troublesome behaviour in schools, dealing with behaviour in general, specific types of behaviour such as bullying, developmental disorders such as autistic spectrum disorder and ADHD, and with different explanations for social emotional and behavioural difficulties such as social identity, information processing and social competence.

The emphasis is on empirically based psychological theory and research evidence and its relation to interventions in school. Findings from data gathered from a range of countries including Brazil, China, North America, Spain and the UK are reported.

Professor Pam Maras from the University of Greenwich, one of the editors of the monograph, says: "Young people's behaviour in and out of school currently receives a great deal of academic, media, and government attention, with many commentators expressing concern about the 'state of youth'. However, whilst antisocial behaviour in schools is a topic of major international concern, there is a surprising dearth of work on the psychological explanations for its occurrence, or on interventions founded on such explanations. This monograph is intended to address that deficit."


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by British Psychological Society (BPS). Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Maras, P. Demetre, J., Moon, A. & Tolmie, A. Psychology and Antisocial Behaviour in School. British Journal of Educational Psychology Monograph Series II: Psychological Aspects of Education – Current Trends, 2012

Cite This Page:

British Psychological Society (BPS). "Psychology can explain and improve bad classroom behavior." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 September 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921083514.htm>.
British Psychological Society (BPS). (2012, September 21). Psychology can explain and improve bad classroom behavior. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921083514.htm
British Psychological Society (BPS). "Psychology can explain and improve bad classroom behavior." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921083514.htm (accessed October 25, 2014).

Share This



More Mind & Brain News

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Academic Scandal Shocks UNC

Academic Scandal Shocks UNC

AP (Oct. 23, 2014) A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, a new investigation found. (Oct. 23) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Working Mother Getaway: Beaches Turks & Caicos

Working Mother Getaway: Beaches Turks & Caicos

Working Mother (Oct. 22, 2014) Feast your eyes on this gorgeous family-friendly resort. Video provided by Working Mother
Powered by NewsLook.com
What Your Favorite Color Says About You

What Your Favorite Color Says About You

Buzz60 (Oct. 22, 2014) We all have one color we love to wear, and believe it or not, your color preference may reveal some of your character traits. In celebration of National Color Day, Krystin Goodwin (@kyrstingoodwin) highlights what your favorite colors may say about you. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) A medical team has for the first time given a man the ability to walk again after transplanting cells from his brain onto his severed spinal cord. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins