Using Psychology in the Classroom

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SAGE Publications, Mar 5, 2012 - Psychology - 173 pages
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Psychology can be applied to understanding a range of current issues and topics in teaching and educational practice. Starting with the question, ‘what is psychology?’, and a topical overview of child and adolescent development, Stephen James Minton moves on to discuss seven areas of contemporary concern in education, showing how psychological approaches can help teachers in key areas of practice.
 

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Contents

1 Introducing Psychology in the Classroom
1
2 An Overview of Child and Adolescent Psychological Development
14
3 The Self Selfesteem and Selfesteem Enhancement through Educational Practice
31
4 Intelligence Learning Styles and Educational Attainment
47
5 Positive Discipline Conflict Resolution and Cooperative Learning in Schools
64
6 Thinking about Special Educational Needs
81
7 Preventing and Countering Bullying Behaviour and Cyberbullying in Schools
98
8 Dealing with Prejudice Racism Homophobia and Alterophobia in Schools
116
9 Stress and Stress Management for Teachers and Educators
132
10 Conclusions
148
References
151
Index
167
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Dr Stephen James Minton is a chartered psychologist and a full-time lecturer in the psychology of education at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, and a graduate of the University of Glasgow and Trinity College Dublin. He is the co-author of 'Dealing with Bullying in Schools: A Training Manual for Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals' (SAGE, 2004), and has authored and co-authored numerous scholarly articles on the psychology of education, particularly on the subject of school bullying and violence. Dr Minton is regularly called upon to provide training to various groups within schools and the broader community in Ireland and beyond.

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