Summary: Written by the author of highly effective psychology texts relied upon by thousands of teachers and students, Educational Psychology is a well-crafted text that emphasizes the application of theory to classroom practice. With richly evocative classroom vignettes provided by practicing teachers, as well as the most case studies - three per chapter - of any Introductory text, Santrock's Educational Psychology helps students think critically about the research basis for
best practices. Additionally, Santrock's hallmark Learning System organizes the content into manageable chunks to support retention and mastery, and make it much more likely that students will have an engaging and successful course experience.
Summary: Written by the author of highly effective psychology texts relied upon by thousands of teachers and students, Educational Psychology is a well-crafted text that emphasizes the application of theory to classroom practice. With richly evocative classroom vignettes provided by practicing teachers, as well as the most case studies - three per chapter - of any Introductory text, Santrock's Educational Psychology helps students think critically about the research basis for best practices. Additionally, Santrock's hallmark Learning System organizes the content into manageable chunks to support retention and mastery, and make it much more likely that students will have an engaging and successful course experience. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2009 International: No
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John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 12th Ed; Life-Span Development, 12th Edition; Adolescence, 12th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.
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Table of Contents 1 Educational Psychology: A Tool for Effective Teaching 2 2 Physical and Cognitive Development 36 3 Social Contexts and Socioemotional Development 80 4 Individual Variations 124 5 Sociocultural Diversity 158 6 Learners Who Are Exceptional 196 7 Behavioral Approaches, Social Cognitive Approaches, and Teaching 236 8 The Cognitive Information Processing Approach and Teaching 272 9 Social Constructivist Approaches, Domain-Specific Approaches, and Teaching 316 10 Planning, Instruction, and Technology 352 11 Motivating Students to Learn 392 12 Managing the Classroom 428 13 Standardized Tests and Teaching 464 14 Assessing Students' Learning 494
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