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Overview

Written by the author of highly effective psychology texts relied on by thousands of teachers and students, John Santrock's Educational Psychology combines the most up-to-date, cutting-edge research and educational programs with coverage of contemporary topics such as diversity, technology, and developmental issues. Taking a constructivist approach, Santrock seamlessly weaves this innovative new material with more traditional topics.

In addition to its evident and solid constructivist emphasis, Educational Psychology also stresses a developmental perspective, covering not only elementary education, but also early childhood and secondary education – and draws on Santrock's extensive writing in developmental psychology. Detailed applications to teaching immediately follow each concept and theory. Teaching Strategies sections spell out step-by-step best-practice plans for successful classroom use of the research discussed in the text.

Educational Psychology includes authentic teacher and student voices – the observations, comments, and stories of a diverse group of award winning classroom teachers and their students in such features as Teaching Stories, Through the Eyes of Teachers, and Through the Eyes of Children. Technology is addressed in a dedicated chapter (Chapter 10) and in Technology and Education boxed features. Approximately 15-30 times each chapter Internet icons in the text margins signal an extension to the Santrock Online Learning Center Web site.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073525822
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 607
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (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, 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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