Psychology Applied to Teaching / Edition 13

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Overview

This title has received wide acclaim for its practical and reader-friendly approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that aspiring or developing teachers can see themselves as professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 13th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a book that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students.

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111298111
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 274,802
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

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.

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