Educational psychology 7/e, ormrod (7th ed )

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The best-selling 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 readers understand concepts by encouraging them to examine their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers. The book concentrates on core concepts and principles and gives readers an in-depth understanding of the central ideas of educational psychologyhelping them better understand the children and adolescents.


More than any other educational psychology book, this book moves seamlessly between theory and applications, features the most extensive and integrated coverage of diversity, and includes innumerable concrete examples to help readers connect educational psychology to real children and classrooms.

Chapter1

Teaching and Educational Psycholog 1

CASE STUDY: Picture Yourself 1

Teaching as Evidence-Based Practice 2

Understanding Research 4

Quantitative Research 5 Ï Qualitative Research 7 Ï

Interpreting Research Results: A Cautionary Note 8 Ï

From Research to Practice: The Importance of Theories 9

Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions About Your Own

Students 10

Assessing Students' Achievements and Behaviors 10 Ï

Conducting Action Research 11

Developing as a Teacher 12

Strategies for Studying and Learning Effectively 13

The Big Picture 14

PRACTICE FOR YOUR LICENSURE EXAM 15

PART I

Development and Diversity

Chapter 2

Cognitive and Linguistic Development 19

CASE STUDY:Apple Tarts 19

General Principles of Human Development 20

The Multiple Layers of Environmental Influence:

Bronfenbrenner's Theory 22

Role of the Brain in Learning and Development 23

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development 26

Piaget's Basic Assumptions 27 Ï Piaget's Stages of

Cognitive Development 29 Ï Critiquing Piaget's Theory

34 Ï Considering Diversity from the Perspective of

Piaget's Theory 35 Ï Contemporary Extensions and

Applications of Piaget's Theory 36

Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive

Development 38

Vygotsky's Basic Assumptions 39 Ï Critiquing

Vygotsky's Theory 43 Ï Considering Diversity from the

Perspective of Vygotsky's Theory 43 Ï Contemporary

Extensions and Applications of Vygotsky's Theory 44

Language Development 49

Theoretical Issues Regarding Language Development 49 Ï

Trends in Language Development 50 Ï Diversity in

Language Development 53 Ï Second-Language Learning

and English Language Learners 53

The Big Picture 57

PRACTICE FOR YOUR LICENSURE EXAM 58

Chapter 3

Personal and Social Development 61

CASE STUDY: Hidden Treasure 61

Personality Development 62

Temperament 62 Ï Environmental Influences on

Personality Development 63 Ï The 'Big Five' Personality

Traits 66 Ï Temperament, Personality, and Goodness of

Fit 66

Development of a Sense of Self 66

Factors Influencing Sense of Self 68 Ï Developmental

Changes in Sense of Self 71 Ï Diversity in Sense of Self

74

Development of Peer Relationships and Interpersonal

Understandings 75

Roles of Peers in Children's Development 76 Ï

Characteristics of Peer Relationships 77 Ï Social Cognition

81 Ï Aggression 84 Ï Technology and Peer

Relationships 86 Ï Diversity in Peer Relationships and

Social Cognition 87 Ï Promoting Health Peer

Relationships 87

Moral and Prosocial Development 90

Developmental Trends in Morality and Prosocial Behavior 90

Ï Factors Influencing Moral and Prosocial Behavior 95 Ï

Diversity in Moral and Prosocial Behavior 95 Ï

Encouraging Moral and Prosocial Development in the

Classroom 97

The Big Picture 99

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PRACTICE FOR YOUR LICENSURE EXAM 100

Chapter 4

Group Differences 103

CASE STUDY:Why Jack Wasn't in School 103

Cultural and Ethnic Differences 104

Navigating Different Cultures at Home and at School 105

Ï Examples of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity 107 Ï

Creating a Culturally Inclusive Classroom Environment

113

Gender Differences 118

Research Findings Regarding Gender Differences 118 Ï