288 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its third edition, Educational Psychology offers a comprehensive overview of how key advances in social, developmental and cognitive psychology impact upon the role of educational psychologists working today. Written by leading researchers, the book also explores controversies and dilemmas in both research and practice, providing students with a balanced and cutting-edge introduction to both the field and the profession.

    Fully revised throughout, and with a new chapter exploring how educational psychologists work with schools to support children and young people’s mental health, this third edition aims to encourage students to integrate their understanding of core psychological disciplines, as well as to consider what ‘evidence-informed practice' really means. Organised into two broad sections related to learning and to social, emotional and mental health, the book features a selection of vignettes from educational psychologists working in a range of contexts, as well as tasks and scenarios to support a problem-orientated approach to study.

    By integrating both research and everyday practice, the book is unique in engaging a critical appreciation of both the possibilities and limitations of educational psychology. lt is the ideal book for any student wishing to engage with this important and evolving field of study.

    Series Foreword

    Preface to the third edition

    Tony Cline, Anthea Gulliford and Susan Birch

    Part I. Overview

    1. What do Educational Psychologists do?

    Susan Birch, Norah Frederickson and Andy Miller

    2. Evidence based practice in Educational Psychology: The nature of evidence

    Anthea Gulliford

    Part II. Cognition, Learning and Teaching

    3. Raising educational achievement: What can instructional psychology contribute?

    Anthea Gulliford and Andy Miller

    4. Inclusion for children with special educational needs: How can psychology help?

    Nathan Lambert and Norah Frederickson

    5. Effective communication in school: Do teachers and students talk the same language?

    Tony Cline

    6. Can we cure dyslexia?

    Ben Hayes and Norah Frederickson

    7. Why does mathematics make so many people fearful?

    Tony Cline

    8. Educating Children with Autism: What use is psychological theory and research?

    Susan Birch and Norah Frederickson

    Part III. Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues in School

    9. Educational psychology and mental health in schools: A new or an old role?

    Susan Birch and Anthea Gulliford

    10. Managing classroom behaviour: Can Psychology help?

    Anthea Gulliford

    11. School Bullies: Are they also Victims?

    Susan Birch and Norah Frederickson

    12. Coping with life by coping with school? School non-attendance in young people

    Anthea Gulliford and Andy Miller

    13. School Ethos and Student Identity: When is wearing a uniform a badge of honour?

    Tony Cline


    Tony Cline is Honorary Research Fellow, Educational Psychology Group, University College London, UK.

    Anthea Gulliford is Programme Director and Associate Professor in Educational Psychology in the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK.

    Susan Birch is Co-Director of the CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Deputy Programme Director of the Initial Professional Training Doctorate, University College London, and is a Senior Educational Psychologist, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology, UK.

    'This is a very welcome update of this key educational psychology text. Its accessible style clearly highlights the contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities in applying psychology in education. It will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates and trainee educational psychologists.'

    Professor Caroline Bond, University of Manchester, UK

    'This easily accessible textbook highlights the range of contexts where educational psychologists can make a valuable contribution. It covers a wide range of topics and provides an excellent primer to anyone wondering how psychology can be used to enhance outcomes for children and young people. We strongly recommend it to tutors and learners alike.'

    Dr Sarah Wright and Dr Tim Cooke, University of Southampton, UK