Now in its eighth edition, this text has been a landmark in its field for thirty years. It provides a totally up-to-date introduction to psychology for all teachers. Thoroughly revised, this edition includes new coverage of gender and cultural diversity, behavioural problems, social development and the learning environment, and is more user-friendly than ever before with a new text design, including chapter outlines for easy dipping in and out, and with more emphasis on the concerns of the teacher and practical applications of theory. Professor Child covers all areas of education, from child development to motivation, human difference, special needs education, assessment and classroom management. "Psychology and the Teacher" is specifically designed to meet the requirements of student teachers, as well as those of experienced teachers and educationalists who need to renew their acquaintance with psychology.
Dennis Child is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Leeds, UK. He first published in 1964 and in 1997 he was awarded an OBE for services to deaf people.
Section 1: Introduction; 1. Psychology and Education; Section 2: Development; 2. The Nervous System; 3. Attention and Perception; 4. Concept Formation and Cognitive Development; 5. Language and Thought; 6. Social Development; Section 3: Learning; 7. Learning Theory and Practice; 8. Learning and Memory; 9. Human Motivation; Section 4: Individual Differences; 10. Human Intelligence; 11. Gender and Cultural Diversity; 12. The Gifted and the Talented; 13. Special Educational Needs. 14. Behavioural Difficulties; 15. Personality, Learning and Teaching Styles; Section 5: Educational Research and Assessment; 16. Research in Education; 17. Standardization and Item Analysis; 18. Educational Assessment; Section 6: Classroom and Curriculum Management; 19. The Learning Environment; 20. Effective Classroom Strategies; 21. The Curriculum Process; 22. Psychology and Career Choice; References; Name Index; Subject Index.