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Educational Psychology Reader

Goodman, Greg S. (ed.)

Educational Psychology Reader

The Art and Science of How People Learn
Revised Edition

Series: Educational Psychology - Volume 31

Year of Publication: 2014

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 707 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-1-4331-2449-5 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 1.330 kg, 2.932 lbs

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Book synopsis

The revised edition of Educational Psychology Reader: The Art and Science of How People Learn presents an exciting amalgam of educational psychology’s research-based reflections framed in twenty-first century critical educational psychology. As a discipline, educational psychology is reinventing itself from its early and almost exclusive identification with psychometrics and taxonomy-styled classifications to a dynamic and multicultural collage of conversations concerning language acquisition, socially mediated learning, diverse learning modalities, motivation, the affective domain, brain-based learning, the role of ecology in increasing achievement, and many other complementary dimensions of how people learn. Many polymaths of the discipline are included in this volume, providing daunting evidence of the range and intellectual rigor of educational psychology at this historical juncture. Featuring a collection of renowned international authors, this text will appeal to scholars across the globe. The Educational Psychology Reader is an ideal choice as either the primary or supplemental text for both undergraduate and graduate level educational psychology courses.


Contents: Greg S. Goodman: Critical Thinking: How Good Questions Affect Classrooms – Greg S. Goodman: Coming to a Critical Constructivism: Roots and Branches – Stephen Vassallo: Critical Educational Psychology – Joe L. Kincheloe: Beyond Reductionism: Difference, Criticality, and Multilogicality in the Bricolage and Postformalism – Dengting Boyanton: Behaviorism and Its Effect upon Learning in the Schools – Russell A. Barkley: School Interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Where to From Here? – Paul Beare/Colleen Torgerson/Kelly Dubois-Gerchak: A Positive Procedure to Increase Compliance in the General Education Classroom for a Student with Serious Emotional Disorders – David Weber: The Limitations of a Behavioral Approach in Most Educational Settings – Susan Jean Mayer: Dewey’s Dynamic Integration of Vygotsky and Piaget – David Jardine: On the Origins of Constructivism: The Kantian Ancestry of Jean Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology – David Jardine: Jean Piaget and the Origins of Intelligence: A Return to «Life Itself» – Cathrene Connery/Christina Curran: A Cultural-Historical Teacher Starts the School Year: A Novel Perspective on Teaching and Learning – Jeff Duncan-Andrade: To Study Is a Revolutionary Duty – Herb Kohl: Eating, Drinking, and Acting: The Magic of Freire – Binbin Jiang: English Language Learners: Understanding Their Needs – Kamau O. Siwatu/Tehia V. Starker: Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers – Patricia Kolencik: Affective and Motivational Factors for Learning and Achievement – Barry J. Zimmerman: Self-Efficacy: An Essential Motive to Learn – Kathleen Murphy: Motivation and Reading: Focus on Content Literacy – Julia Ellis/Susan Fitzsimmons/Jan Small-McGinley: Encouraging the Discouraged: Students’ Views for Elementary Classrooms – Evangelia Moula: Momentous Historical Events as Incentives to Explore History Making – Carol Lee: The Centrality of Culture to the Scientific Study of Learning and Development: How an Ecological Framework in Educational Research Facilitates Civic Responsibility – Floyd Beachum/Carlos McCray: Dealing with Cultural Collision in Urban Schools: What Pre-Service Educators Should Know – Suzanne Gallagher/Greg S. Goodman: Creating a Classroom Community Culture for Learning – Enlivened Spaces for Enhanced Learning – Julia Ellis: Researching Children’s Place and Space – Katherine Crawford-Garrett: Infinite Jurisdiction: Managing Achievement In and Out of School – Sheryl Smith-Gilman/Teresa Strong-Wilson/Julia Ellis: Envisioning the Environment as the Third Teacher: Moving Theory into Practice – Tamar Jacobson: Teacher and Family Relationships – Barbara Thayer-Bacon: Personal and Social Relations in Education – Cris Mayo: Relations Are Difficult – Susan J. Lenski/Micki M. Caskey: Using the Lesson Study Approach to Plan for Student Learning – Steven K. Wojcikiewicz/Zachary B. Mural: Sailing and the Experience of Learning – Jianping Shen/Jinzhou Zheng/Sue Poppink: Open Lessons: A Practice to Develop a Learning Community for Teachers – David M. Tack: Using Visualization and Deep Breathing – Nori Inoue: Social and Personal Development – Suzanne Gallagher: Disciplining the Discipline – David M. Monetti/James A. Reffel/Jennifer E. Breneiser: An Introductory Argot of Gifted Education – Stephen Vassallo: Self-regulated Learning – Tim Corcoran/J. Sparks: Inquiry-based Learning with International Students: An Exploration in Pedagogic Values – Mary Hollowell/Donna Moye: Therapeutic Art, Poetry, and Personal Essay: Old and New Prescriptions – Greg S. Goodman: Alternative School Adaptations of Experiential Education – Larry F. Forthun/Jeff W. McCombie/Caroline Payne: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Life Space CrisisIntervention (L.S.C.I.) – Tim Corcoran: Doing Restorative Practices Justice: Questioning the Psychology of Affect Theory – Greg S. Goodman/Adriel A. Hilton: Urban Dropouts: Why Persist? – Jerrell C. Cassady: Test Anxiety: Contemporary Theories and Implications for Learning – Karen T. Carey: Paying Attention and Assessing Achievement: Assessment and Evaluation: Positive Applications for the Classroom – Marilyn Howe: The Common Core State Standards – Kelvin Seifert: Learning to Feel Like a Teacher – Debby Zambo/Cory Cooper Hansen: Once Upon a Theory: Using Picture Books to Help Students Understand Educational Psychology – Joanne Washington: Toward a Psychology of Communication: Effects of Culture and Media in the Classroom.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Greg S. Goodman is Associate Professor of Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include school psychology, educational psychology, distance learning, and how people learn.


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