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Professor Christina Salmivalli was awarded the William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development

17.09.2021

The European Association of Developmental Psychology gives every two years The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development to a European psychologist or a group of European psychologists – who is/are recognized internationally for an original and substantial contribution to a better understanding of human development and its contexts, as demonstrated by first-rate publications in scholarly journals, based on empirical research into the antecedents, processes and outcomes of human development-in-context.

Professor André Sourander was granted European Research Council funding for digitally assisted parent training intervention research

22.04.2021

Professor André Sourander has received substantial research funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Sourander received ERC Advanced Grant funding for a project “DIGIPARENT -  Implementation, personalization and genetics of digitally assisted parent training intervention to improve child mental health services.

Let’s Cope Together website offers families ways to manage worries about coronavirus

05.05.2021

Finnish parents felt that the Let’s Cope Together website, which is based on behavioural therapy methods, helped them and their child to manage worries related to the coronavirus during the first spring of the pandemic. The website, which has been created by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, is opened today for anonymous use. As well as the English, Finnish and Swedish versions, the content will also soon be offered in Russian and Japanese.

Children Born Extremely Preterm Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with Depression than Peers Born at Term

12.11.2020

A study using extensive nationwide registry data showed that girls born extremely preterm, earlier than 28 weeks gestational age, were three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than peers born close to the expected date of delivery. Increased risk of depression also applied to girls and boys with poor fetal growth born full-term and post-term. The effects of poor fetal growth were more evident with increasing gestational age.