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Psychology Applied to Teaching makes sense of educational psychology by demonstrating how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. More than one-third of the text is devoted to Suggestions for Teaching in Your Classroom, which provide concrete examples of how teachers can use psychological research in real-world teaching situations. Long recognized as the most practical book in its field, this text provides valuable instructional techniques for student and beginning teachers.
New! Expanded information on standards reflects the growing emphasis on national and statewide standards and state-mandated assessment.
New! Fully integrated coverage of technology discusses the latest research on software and email-based programs. A new technology icon refers students to appropriate sections of the text web site, integrating online material with the printed text.
New! Expanded diversity coverage includes new material on learning styles and gender differences, low-SES children, bilingual education, and the effects of eliminating bilingual programs in California.
New! The popular Case in Print feature now appears in every chapter of the book. This feature adds real-world relevance by presenting recent news articles that highlight an idea or technique presented in the chapter. Open-ended questions and activities follow the articles.
New! HM Class Prep CD-ROM offers resources for instructors, including a customizable, electronic Instructor's Resource Manual, PowerPoint slides, test items, video, and Internet links.
A unique, expanded chapter on Age-level Characteristics sets the bookapart from its competitors. New coverage explores children's theories of mind, critical thinking, and the social characteristics of middle school students.
An updated and improved text-specific web site provides resources and support for both instructors and students, including PowerPoint slides, ACE self-tests, discussion questions, and lesson plans.
"The examples used in the chapters are practical and convincing. They serve to facilitate the reader's understanding of the content. The writing style is concise and it flows quite well as the authors intro the concept, define it and illustrate it."
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Meet the Author
Jack Snowman is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University in 1975. His research is in the area of cognitive and learning strategies. His recent publications include "Learning Tactics and Strategies" in COGNITIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING (Academic Press, 1986) and "Explorations in Mnemonic Training" in IMAGERY AND RELATED MNEMONIC PROCESSING (Springer-Verlag, 1987).
Rick McCown is Professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, PA. He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1980. He is active in the Educational Psychology community, including leading presentations at the American Educational Research Association conference. A colleague of Jack Snowman for 25 years, Dr. McCown shares Snowman's views about the role of educational psychology in teacher education. He is an accomplished writer, with published papers (one of which was co-authored with Snowman), journal articles, and book chapters.
1. Applying Psychology to Teaching. Part I: DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THEORIES. 2. Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development. 3. Age-Level Characteristics. Part II: STUDENT DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY. 4. Understanding Student Differences. 5. Addressing Cultural and Socioeconomic Diversity. 6. Accommodating Student Variability. Part III: LEARNING AND THINKING. 7. Behavioral Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning. 8. Information-Processing Theory. 9. Social Cognitive Theory. 10. Constructivist Learning Theory, Problem Solving, and Transfer. Part IV: CREATING A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING. 11. Motivation and Perceptions of Self. 12. Classroom Management. 13. Approaches to Instruction. Part V: ASSESSING STUDENTS' CAPABILITIES. 14. Assessment of Classroom Learning. 15. Understanding Standardized Assessment. 16. Becoming a Better Teacher by Becoming a Reflective Teacher.