Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

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Published: 18Aug2017

Minorities and bullying...

Homework without tears (Nov. 21)

Published: 21Nov2016

For the last lecture of the five-week Effective parenting series featuring McGill University Educational Psychology professors, Professor Steven Shaw will focus on homework.

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Published: 8Dec2014

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the...

The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age

Published: 5Oct2016

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white....