Educational Psychology Developing Learners

ISBN-10: 0133424049

ISBN-13: 9780133424041

Edition: 8th 2014

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Educational Psychology: Developing Learners is known for its exceptionally clear and engaging writing, its in-depth focus on learning, and its extensive concrete applications.  Its unique approach helps students understand concepts by examining their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers.  More than any other educational psychology text, this text moves seamlessly between theory and applications, features the most extensive and integrated coverage of diversity, contexts of learning, neuropsychology and brain development, and classroom applications of technology. It includes innumerable concrete examples to help readers connect educational psychology to real children and classrooms. From reviews of the book:“Rather than simply presenting the necessary content, the author makes you feel like she is talking directly to you. . . .  I love that diversity that has been woven throughout the fabric of this text. . . .  Ormrod’s personalized writing style will reach undergraduate students in a way that few authors can. [The book] is concise, yet thorough; comprehensive, yet unpretentious.”--Angela Bloomquist, California University of Pennsylvania ‘Compared to other texts, Ormrod’s text is written in a more accessible way. . . .  Strengths [include] accessibility, good use of supplementary materials, [and] updated research.”--David Yun Dai,  University at Albany, SUNY “Love how each chapter discusses diversity and special needs! . . . Most students keep this text throughout their teaching careers as a resource.  Of all the educational psychology textbooks that I’ve used, this one is the most comprehensive and interactive with vivid examples. . . . The supplemental materials are very useful. The power point is extensive and easy to use for lecture.  I use the test bank materials and find the questions to be aligned with students’ licensure exams.”--Cindy Ballantyne, Northern Arizona University  Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. Included in this package is access to the new Video-Enhanced eText for Educational Psychology: Developing Learners, exclusively from Pearson. The Video-Enhanced Pearson eText is:Engaging. Full-color online chapters include dynamic videos that show what course concepts look like in real classrooms, model good teaching practice, and expand upon chapter concepts. Over 75 video links, chosen by our authors and other subject-matter experts, are embedded right in context of the content you are readingConvenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.*Interactive. Features include embedded video, note taking and sharing, highlighting and search.Affordable. Experience all these advantages of the Video-Enhanced eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. Note: MyEducationLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyEducationLab, please visit: or you can purchase a valuepack of the physical text + MyEducationLab.
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List price: $145.90
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Brief Table of Contents
Teaching And Educational Psychology
Development And Diversity
Cognitive And Linguistic Development
Personal And Social Development
Group Differences
Individual Differences And Special Educational Needs
Learning And Motivation
Learning, Cognition, And Memory
Complex Cognitive Processes
Learning And Cognition In Context
Behaviorist Views Of Learning
Social Cognitive Views Of Learning
Motivation And Affect
Classroom Strategies
Instructional Strategies
Creating A Productive Learning Environment
Classroom Assessment Strategies
Summarizing Students' Achievement And Abilities
Describing Associations With Correlation Coefficients
Determining Reliability And Predictive Validity
Matching Book And Myeducationlab Content To The Praxis Principles Of Learning And Teaching Tests
Teaching And Educational Psychology
Case Study: The "No D" Policy
Teaching As Evidence-Based Practice
Understanding And Interpreting Research Findings
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Interpreting Research Results: A Cautionary Note
From Research to Practice: The Importance of Theories
Collecting Data And Drawing Conclusions About Your Own Students
Assessing Students' Achievements and Behaviors
Conducting Action Research
Developing As A Teacher
Strategies For Studying And Learning Effectively
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: New Software
Development And Diversity
Cognitive And Linguistic Development
Case Study: Apple Tarts
General Principles Of Human Development
The Multiple Layers of Environmental Influence: Bronfenbrenner's Theory
Role Of The Brain In Learning And Development
Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development
Piaget's Basic Assumptions
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Critiquing Piaget's Theory
Considering Diversity from the Perspective of Piaget's Theory
Contemporary Extensions and Applications of Piaget's Theory
Vygotsky's Theory Of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Basic Assumptions
Critiquing Vygotsky's Theory
Considering Diversity from the Perspective of Vygotsky's Theory
Contemporary Extensions and Applications of Vygotsky's Theory
Contrasting Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories
Language Development
Theoretical Issues Regarding Language Development
Diversity in Language Development
Second-Language Learning and English Language Learners
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: Stones Lesson
Personal And Social Development
Case Study: Hidden Treasure
Personality Development
Environmental Influences on Personality Development
The "Big Five" Personality Traits
Temperament, Personality, and Goodness of Fit
Development Of A Sense Of Self
Factors Influencing Sense of Self
Developmental Changes in Sense of Self
Diversity in Sense of Self
Development Of Peer Relationships And Interpersonal Understandings
Roles of Peers in Children's Development
Characteristics of Peer Relationships
Social Cognition
Technology and Peer Relationships
Diversity in Peer Relationships and Social Cognition
Promoting Healthy Peer Relationships
Moral And Prosocial Development
Developmental Trends in Morality and Prosocial Behavior
Factors Influencing Moral and Prosocial Development
Diversity in Moral and Prosocial Development
Encouraging Moral and Prosocial Development in the Classroom
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: The Scarlet Letter
Group Differences
Case Study: Why Jack Wasn't In School
Cultural And Ethnic Differences
Navigating Different Cultures at Home and at School
Examples of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
Creating a Culturally Inclusive Classroom Environment
Gender Differences
Research Findings Regarding Gender Differences
Origins of Gender Differences
Making Appropriate Accommodations for Gender Differences
Socioeconomic Differences
Challenges Associated with Poverty
Fostering Resilience
Working with Homeless Students
Students At Risk
Characteristics of Students at Risk
Why Students Drop Out
Supporting Students at Risk
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: The Active And The Passive
Individual Differences And Special Educational
Case Study: Tim
Theoretical Perspectives of Intelligence
Measuring Intelligence
Nature and Nurture in the Development of Intelligence
Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Intelligence
Being Smart about Intelligence and IQ Scores
Cognitive Styles And Dispositions
Educating Students With Special Needs In General Education Classrooms
Public Law 94-142: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of Inclusion
Identifying Students' Special Needs: Response to Intervention and People-First Language
Students With Specific Cognitive Or Academic Difficulties
Learning Disabilities
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Speech and Communication Disorders
General Recommendations
Students With Social Or Behavioral Problems
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
General Recommendations
Students With General Delays In Cognitive And Social Functioning
Intellectual Disabilities
Students With Physical Or Sensory Challenges
Physical and Health Impairments
Visual Impairments
Hearing Loss
General Recommendations
Students With Advanced Cognitive Development
Considering Diversity When Identifying And Addressing Special Needs
General Recommendations For Working With Students Who Have Special Needs
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: Quiet Amy
Learning And Motivation
Learning, Cognition, And Memory
Case Study: The New World
Basic Assumptions Of Cognitive Psychology
A Model Of Human Memory
The Nature of the Sensory Register
Moving Information to Working Memory: The Role of Attention
The Nature of Working (Short-Term) Memory
Moving Information to Long-Term Memory: Connecting New Information with Prior Knowledge
The Nature of Long-Term Memory
Learning, Memory, and the Brain
Critiquing the Three-Component Model
Long-Term Memory Storage
How Knowledge Can Be Organized
How Declarative Knowledge Is Learned
How Procedural Knowledge Is Learned
Roles of Prior Knowledge and Working Memory in Long-Term Memory Storage
Encouraging a Meaningful Learning Set and Conceptual Understanding
Using Mnemonics in the Absence of Relevant Prior Knowledge
When Knowledge Construction Goes Awry: Addressing
Learners' Misconceptions
Obstacles to Conceptual Change
Promoting Conceptual Change
Long-Term Memory Retrieval
Factors Affecting Retrieval
Why Learners Sometimes Forget
Diversity In Cognitive Processes
Facilitating Cognitive Processing in Students with Special Needs
What Have You Learned?
Practice For Your Licensure Exam: Vision Unit
Complex Cognitive Processes
Case Study: Taking Over
Metacognition And Learning Strategies
Effective Learning Strategies
Factors Affecting Strategy Use
Diversity, Disabilities, and Exceptional Abilities in Metacognition
Factors Affecting Transfer
Problem Solving
Problem Encoding
Problem-Solving Strategies: Algorithms and Heuristics
Working Memory and Problem Solving
Metacognition in Problem Solving
Using Computer Technology to Teach Problem-Solving Skills
Fostering Creativity
Critical Thinking
Fostering Critical Thinking
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