"Mental health bears vital importance to the healthy growth of young students." (Zhu Yongxin). One of China's foremost educational thinkers, Zhu Yongxin began his career as a student of psychology. In these illuminating essays, he applies his psychological background, educational experience, and profound personal insight to the important subjects of school counseling, mental health, and the psychology of learning. These deeply observed essays are essential reading for administrators, teachers, and students of psychology. Topics include: Psychological Measurement, Psychotherapy, and School Counseling Correspondence with Students on Psychological Matters Contemporary Theories of Learning Commentaries on the Development of Educational Psychology in Contemporary China. From Confucius to Zhang Zai to Albert Einsten, the world's greatest minds have offered timeless insights into the psychology of learning. In this powerful collection of essays by Zhu Yongxin, China's acclaimed educator brings the subject into the 21st century, using the latest advances in educational psychology to help students reach their full potential-in the classroom and beyond.
Yongxin divides his book into three sections. First, he outlines the 4 basic types of school counseling that can help students with learning challenges, social issues, personal problems, and career choices. Then, he reads and answers students' personal letters, offering sage advice on everything from shyness to jealousy to bad self-esteem. Finally, he provides a fascinating historical overview on the psychology of learning, from ancient philosophers and teachers to the leading psychologists of our time. Essays include: Preparation for School Counseling; Study-Related,Vocational, Social, and Mental Health Counseling; How to Develop Positive Emotions; How to Build a Harmonious Relationship; How to Study Effectively; A Brief Discussion of the Motivation for Learning; Learning and Interests; Will and Study; Zhang Zai, Wang Fuzhi, and Mao Zedong on the Psychology of Learning; Cooperative Learning and Group Psychology; Psychology Basis of College Curriculum "Life is the best school," Yongxin tells one of his students.
"As long as you observe carefully and learn earnestly, you can be as skillful as anyone else in dealing with all kinds of people and occasions and creating pleasant and lively social interactions."