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Overview

John Santrock’s Educational Psychology emphasizes the application of theory to real classroom practice. With richly evocative classroom vignettes from practicing teachers and a wealth of case studies, Educational Psychology helps students think critically about the research basis for best practices. Santrock’s hallmark Learning System organizes the content into manageable chunks under learning goals, supporting retention and mastery, so that students will have an engaging and successful course experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073378787
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/30/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 114,187
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.
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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 Educational Psychology: A Tool for Effective TeachingExploring Educational Psychology Historical Background Teaching: Art and Science Review, Reflect, and PracticeEffective Teaching Professional Knowledge and Skills Commitment, Motivation and Caring Review, Reflect, and PracticeResearch in Educational Psychology Why Research Is Important Research Methods Program Evaluation Research, Action Research, and the Teacher-as-Researcher Quantitative and Qualitative ResearchReview, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: Connecting with the Classroom Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 2 Cognitive and Language DevelopmentAn Overview of Child Development Exploring What Development Is Processes and Periods Developmental Issues Development and Education Review, Reflect, and Practice Cognitive Development The Brain Piaget’s Theory Vygotsky’s Theory Review, Reflect, and Practice Language Development What Is Language? Biological and Environmental Influences How Language Develops Review, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: The Book Report Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 3 Social Contexts and Socioemotional DevelopmentContemporary Theories Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory Erikson’s Life-Span Development Theory Review, Reflect, and Practice Social Contexts of Development Families Peers Schools Review, Reflect, and Practice Socioemotional Development The Self Moral Development Coping With Stress Review, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: The FightReach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 4 Individual VarationsIntelligence What Is Intelligence? Intelligence Tests Theories of Multiple Intelligences The Neuroscience of IntelligenceControversies and Issues in IntelligenceReview, Reflect, and PracticeLearning and Thinking Styles Impulsive/Reflective Styles Deep/Surface Styles Review, Reflect, and PracticePersonality and Temperament Personality Temperament Review, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: Workshops Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 5 Sociocultural DiversityCulture and Ethnicity Culture Socioeconomic Status Ethnicity Bilingualism Review, Reflect, and PracticeMulticultural Education Empowering Students Culturally Relevant Teaching Issues-Centered Education Improving Relations Among Children from Different Ethnic Groups Review, Reflect, and PracticeGender Exploring Gender Views Gender Stereotyping, Similarities, and Differences Gender-Role Classification Gender in Context Eliminating Gender Bias Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: These Boys Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 6 Learners Who Are ExceptionalChildren with Disabilities Learning Disabilities Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Mental Retardation Physical Disorders Sensory Disorders Speech and Language Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Review, Reflect, and Practice Educational Issues Involving Children with Disabilities Legal Aspects TechnologyReview, Reflect, and Practice Children Who Are Gifted Characteristics Nature/Nuture, Developmental Changes and Domain-Specific GiftednessEducating Children Who Are Gifted Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: Now What Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 7 Behavioral and Social Cognitive ApproachesWhat Is Learning? What Learning Is and Is Not Approaches to Learning Review, Reflect, and PracticeBehavioral Approaches to Learning Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Review, Reflect, and PracticeApplied Behavior Analysis in Education What Is Applied Behavior Analysis? Increasing Desirable Behaviors Decreasing Undesirable Behaviors Evaluating Operant Conditioning and Applied Behavior Analysis Review, Reflect, and PracticeSocial Cognitive Approaches to Learning Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory Observational Learning Cognitive Behavior Approaches and Self-Regulation Evaluating the Social Cognitive Approaches Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: Consequences Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 8 The Information-Processing ApproachThe Nature of the Information-Processing ApproachInformation, Memory, and Thinking Cognitive Resources: Capacity and Speed of Processing Information Mechanisms of Change Review, Reflect, and PracticeAttention What Is Attention? Developmental Changes Review, Reflect, and PracticeMemory What Is Memory? Encoding Storage Retrieval and Forgetting Review, Reflect, and PracticeExpertise Expertise and LearningAcquiring Expertise Expertise and Teaching Review, Reflect, and PracticeMetacognition Developmental Changes The Good Information-Processing Model Strategies and Metacognitive Regulation Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Test Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 9 Complex Cognitive ProcessesConceptual Understanding What Are Concepts? Promoting Concept Formation Review, Reflect, and PracticeThinking What Is Thinking? Reasoning Critical Thinking Decision Making Creative Thinking Review, Reflect, and Practice Problem Solving Steps in Problem Solving Obstacles to Solving Problems Developmental Changes Developmental ChangesProblem-Based Learning and Project-Based Learning Review, Reflect, and PracticeTransfer What Is Transfer? Types of Transfer Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Statistics Test Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 10 Social Constructivist ApproachesSocial Constructivist Approaches to Teaching Social Constructivism in the Broader Constructivist Context Situated Cognition Review, Reflect, and Practice Teachers and Peers as Joint Contributors to Students’ Learning Scaffolding Cognitive Apprenticeship Tutoring Cooperative Learning Review, Reflect, and Practice Structuring Small-Group Work Composing the Group Team-Building Skills Structuring Small-Group Interaction Review, Reflect, and Practice Social Constructivist Programs Fostering a Community of Learners Schools for Thought Review, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: The Social Constructivist Classroom Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 11 Learning and Cognition in the Content AreasExpert Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge Review, Reflect, and PracticeReading A Developmental Model of ReadingApproaches to Reading Cognitive Approaches Social Constructivist Approaches Review, Reflect, and PracticeWriting Developmental Changes Cognitive ApproachesSocial Constructivist Approaches Review, Reflect, and PracticeMathematics Developmental ChangesControversy in Math EducationCognitive Processes Some Constructivist Principles Technology and Math Instruction Review, Reflect, and PracticeScience Science EducationConstructivist Teaching Strategies Review, Reflect, and PracticeSocial Studies What Is Social Studies? Constructivist ApproachesReview, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: The Constructivist Math Curriculum Reach Your Learning GoalsKey TermsPortfolio ActivitiesStudy, Practice, and SucceedChapter 12 Planning, Instruction, and TechnologyPlanningInstructional PlanningTime Frames and Planning Review, Reflect, and PracticeTeacher-Centered Lesson Planning and InstructionTeacher-Centered Lesson Planning Direct Instruction Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies Evaluating Teacher-Centered InstructionReview, Reflect, and Practice Learner-Centered Lesson Planning and Instruction Learner-Centered Principles Some Learner-Centered Instructional Strategies Evaluating Learner-Centered Strategies Review, Reflect, and PracticeTechnology and Education The Technology Revolution and the InternetStandards for Technology-Literate Students Teaching, Learning, and TechnologyReview, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Big Debate Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio ActivitiesStudy, Practice, and SucceedChapter 13 Motivation, Teaching, and LearningExploring Motivation What Is Motivation? Perspectives on Motivation Review, Reflect, and Practice Achievement Processes Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Attribution Mastery Motivation and MindsetSelf-Efficacy Goal Setting, Planning, and Self-Monitoring Expectations Values and Purpose Review, Reflect, and Practice Motivation, Relationships, and Sociocultural Contexts Social Motives Social Relationships Sociocultural Contexts Review, Reflect, and Practice Exploring Achievement DifficultiesStudents Who Are Low Achieving and Have Low Expectations for Success Students Who Protect Their Self-Worth by Avoiding Failure Students Who Procrastinate Students Who Are Perfectionists Students with High Anxiety Students Who Are Uninterested or Alienated Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Reading Incentive Program Reach Your Learning Goals Key TermsPortfolio ActivitiesStudy, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 14 Managing the ClassroomWhy Classrooms Need to Be Managed Effectively Management Issues in Elementary and Secondary School Classrooms The Crowded, Complex, and Potentially Chaotic Classroom Getting Off to the Right Start Emphasizing Instruction and a Positive Classroom Climate Management Goals and Strategies Review, Reflect, and Practice Designing the Physical Environment of the Classroom Principles of Classroom Arrangement Arrangement Style Review, Reflect, and Practice Creating a Positive Environment for Learning General Strategies Creating, Teaching, and Maintaining Rules and Procedures Getting Students to Cooperate Classroom Management and Diversity Review, Reflect, and Practice Being a Good Communicator Speaking Skills Listening SkillsNonverbal Communication Review, Reflect, and Practice Dealing with Problem Behaviors Management Strategies Dealing with Aggression Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Chatty Student Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 15 Standardized Tests and TeachingThe Nature of Standardized TestsStandardized Tests and Their Purposes Criteria for Evaluating Standardized Tests Review, Reflect, and PracticeAptitude and Achievement Tests Comparing Aptitude and Achievement Tests Types of Standardized Achievement Tests High-Stakes State Standards-Based Tests Standardized Tests of Teacher Candidates Review, Reflect, and PracticeThe Teacher’s Roles Preparing Students to Take Standardized Tests Understanding and Interpreting Test Results Using Standardized Test Scores to Plan and Improve Instruction Review, Reflect, and Practice Issues in Standardized Tests Standardized Tests, Alternative Assessments, and High-Stakes TestingDiversity and Standardized Testing Review, Reflect, and PracticeCRACK THE CASE: The Standardized Test PressureReach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Chapter 16 Classroom Assessment and GradingThe Classroom as an Assessment ContextAssessment as an Integral Part of TeachingMaking Assessment Compatible with Contemporary Views of Learning and Motivation Contemporary Views of Learning and MotivationCreating Clear, Appropriate Learning TargetsEstablishing High-Quality AssessmentsCurrent TrendsReview, Reflect, and PracticeTraditional Tests Selected-Response Items Constructed-Response ItemsReview, Reflect, and PracticeAlternative Assessments Trends in Alternative AssessmentPerformance Assessment Portfolio Assessment Review, Reflect, and Practice Grading and Reporting PerformanceThe Purposes of Grading The Components of a Grading System Reporting Students’ Progress and Grades to Parents Some Issues in Grading Review, Reflect, and Practice CRACK THE CASE: The Case of the Project Reach Your Learning Goals Key Terms Portfolio Activities Study, Practice, and Succeed Glossary G-0Praxis(TM) Answer Key P-0References R-0Credits C-1Name Index I-1Subject Index I-11

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