Educational Psychology, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of how key advances in social, developmental and cognitive psychology impact upon the role of educational psychologists working today. Written by leading researchers, the book also explores controversies and dilemmas in both research and practice, providing students with a balanced and cutting-edge introduction to both the field and the profession.
Fully revised throughout, the new edition is written to encourage students to integrate their understanding of core psychological disciplines, as well as to consider what `evidence-based practice' really means. Organized into two broad sections related to learning and behaviour, the book features a selection of vignettes from educational psychologists working in a range of contexts, as well as tasks and scenarios to support a problem-orientated approach to study.
By integrating both research and everyday practice, the book is unique in engaging a critical appreciation of both the possibilities and limitations of educational psychology. It is the ideal book for any student wishing to engage with this important and evolving field of study.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Educational Psychology is an invaluable resource for the field. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, it offers a perfect balance between academic rigour and professional insight throughout. The book explores a rich and diverse range of topics that will be of interest to anyone working at the intersection of psychology and education. An essential text."
- Neil Humphrey, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK
"The new edition of Educational Psychology provides an engaging and scholarly overview of professional educational psychology. It will provide an excellent foundation for trainee educational psychologists , and will also be useful reading for undergraduate students in psychology and educational studies."
- Andrew Richards, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK
"The second edition of Educational Psychology builds beautifully on the first by up-dating research findings and reflecting changes in educational psychology practice and government policies. A must-read for students of educational psychology."
- Lisa Marks Woolfson, School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, UK, and author of `Educational Psychology: The Impact of Psychological Research on Education'
"The publication of this second edition is timely, reflecting the dynamic nature of professional practice in response to developments within the discipline of psychology, changes in public policy in England, and recent research. An accessible and informative read, which will be of great relevance to those considering a career trajectory within professional educational psychology."
- Sue Morris, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK
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