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Educational Psychology Reader

The Art and Science of How People Learn - Revised Edition


Edited By Greg S. Goodman

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.
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17. Affective and Motivational Factors for Learning and Achievement


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Affective and Motivational Factors for Learning and Achievement

Patricia Kolencik

The curriculum is so much necessary raw materials, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and the soul.

—Carl Jung (1875–1961) Swiss psychiatrist

The extent to which emotional upsets can interfere with mental life is no news to teachers. Students who are anxious, angry, or depressed don’t learn; people who are caught in these states do not take in information efficiently or deal with it well.

—Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

How are you feeling? Pause for a moment and reflect on your feelings. Are you feeling excited, happy, enthusiastic, energized, elated, content, secure, confident, comfortable, worry free, loved, intelligent, competent, trusting, beautiful, buoyant, creative, honored, respected, revered, sexy, fabulous, gregarious, on top of the world?

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