—John R. M. Lawrence
"This comprehensive, informative, cross-disciplinary, and authoritative encyclopedia supports a holistic approach to preschool to adult education and would make a welcome addition to any undergraduate collection."
Educational Psychology is a special field of endeavor since it strives to apply what we know about many different disciplines to the broad process of education. In the most general terms, you can expect to find topics in this area that fall into the categories of human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching. There are few comprehensive overviews of the field of educational psychology, and the purpose of this two-volume Encyclopedia is to share this information in a way that is, above all, informative without being overly technical or intimidating.
With more than 275 contributions, the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology opens up the broad discipline of educational psychology to a wide and general audience. Written by experts in each area, the entries in this far-reaching resource provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development. While the Encyclopedia includes some technical topics related to educational psychology, for the most part, it focuses on those topics that evoke the interest of the everyday reader.
- Addresses topics that are of particular interest to the general public such as vouchers, Head Start, divorce, learning communities and charter schools
- Shares subjects that are rich, diverse, and deserving of closer inspection with an educated reader who may be uninformed about educational psychology
- Draws from a variety of disciplines including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy
- Presents many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an educational setting, from pre-school through adult education
- Classroom Achievement
- Classroom Management
- Cognitive Development
- Ethnicity, Race, and Culture
- Gender and Gender Development
- Health and Well-Being
- Human Development
- Intelligence and Intellectual Development
- Language Development
- Learning and Memory
- Peers and Peer Influences
- Public Policy
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Social Development
- Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation