All posts by Alana James

My research interests are within educational psychology and social development, with a focus upon social relationships. My work is particularly concerned with the value of peer support and mentoring systems in schools and universities, as well as with young people's experiences of bullying. My experience also includes work on parenting interventions. Experience 2014 - Present, Lecturer - Teaching-Focused, Royal Holloway, University of London 2012-2014, Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate, Royal Holloway, University of London 2011-2012, Post-Doctoral Research Worker/Research Worker, King's College London Education PhD in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

How do children learn to form social bonds?

Toddlers may be ever so adorable but they can also be frustratingly poor at listening and respecting other people’s feelings. So how are they able to grow into social butterflies a decade or two later, often capable of extraordinary friendship, loyalty and perceptiveness? While social development is a long process that lasts into our teens, […]

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