John Santrock's 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 makes it much more likely that students will have an engaging and successful course experience.
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.
PrefaceChapter 1 Educational Psychology: A Tool for Effective TeachingChapter 2 Cognitive and Language DevelopmentChapter 3 Social Contexts and Socioemotional DevelopmentChapter 4 Individual VarationsChapter 5 Sociocultural DiversityChapter 6 Learners Who Are ExceptionalChapter 7 Behavioral and Social Cognitive ApproachesChapter 8 The Information-Processing ApproachChapter 9 Complex Cognitive ProcessesChapter 10 Social Constructivist ApproachesChapter 11 Learning and Cognition in the Content AreasChapter 12 Planning, Instruction, and TechnologyChapter 13 Motivation, Teaching, and LearningChapter 14 Managing the ClassroomChapter 15 Standardized Tests and TeachingChapter 16 Classroom Assessment and Grading