Psychology and Adult Learning / Edition 3

Psychology and Adult Learning / Edition 3

by Mark Tennant
     
 

The third edition of this popular book examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and has been fully updated to reflect the effect of changes in the structure of society, globalisation, technology and the impact of postmodernism.

It explores the traditions of key psychological theories and discusses issues and problems in applying them

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Overview

The third edition of this popular book examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and has been fully updated to reflect the effect of changes in the structure of society, globalisation, technology and the impact of postmodernism.

It explores the traditions of key psychological theories and discusses issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. It also examines the formation of identities and places increased emphasis on what it means to be a lifelong learner. Dealing with adult learning in a variety of contexts, the topics considered include:

  • humanistic psychology
  • self directed learners
  • psychoanalytic approaches
  • the formation of identities
  • development of intelligence
  • learning styles
  • behaviourism
  • group dynamics and group facilitators
  • critical awareness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415373340
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The self-directed learner and theories of the self7
3The psychoanalytic approach21
4The development of identity during adulthood35
5Development of intelligence and cognition58
6Learning styles79
7Behaviourism93
8Group dynamics and the group facilitator107
9Transformative learning122
10Concluding comment: psychology as a foundation discipline in adult education136

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