Innovations in Educational Psychology: Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Human Development

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Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, David D. Preiss, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 26, 2010 - Psychology - 496 pages
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"[This book] is solid in its topic coverage and delivery÷ Readers will glean a multitude of new ideas from the theories and approaches presented in this book, ranging from cultural aspects of teaching to Sternberg's WICS model."

--Doody's

This book serves as a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in educational psychology and applied cognitive science. The chapter authors, who are all leading researchers in this field, provide reviews of contemporary discoveries related to educational research that are both novel and forward-thinking. The book contains the cutting edge literature on genetics and neuroscience, cognitive science and its relation to critical thinking, reading-related phonological processes, cultural considerations in education, and much more.

The research methods and perspectives discussed range from education and psychology, to artificial intelligence and economics, thus offering a breadth of knowledge and insight on the field of educational research. The authors provide numerous tools and models for both routine and non-routine decision-making in educational settings. Both psychologists and researchers in the fields of cognitive, developmental, educational, and cultural psychology will want this book on their bookshelf.

 

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Contents

MIND MEETS THE CLASSROOM
49
REFINING MIND
139
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF TEACHING
239
PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATIONAL REFORM
357
Index
453
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Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was most recently President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University as well as Regents Professor of Psychology and Education and George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. He was previously Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, where he was also professor of psychology and education. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. In addition, he has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is the author of roughly 1,500 books, articles, and book chapters.

David Preiss is an assistant professor at the Escuela de Psicologia of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Yale University, where he worked with Robert Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko. He is an associate member of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California, San Diego and an affiliate member of the PACE Center at Tufts University. His research focuses on the overlap between education, cognitive science, and technology and includes topics such as pedagogy, cognitive development, human intelligence, and educational technology. He and Dr. Sternberg previously co-edited Intelligence and Technology: The Impact of Tools on the Nature and Development (LEA/T&F, 2005).

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