2nd Edition

Educational Psychology

ISBN 9781848723313
Published April 7, 2015 by Routledge
348 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

USD $66.95

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Book Description

Educational Psychology, Second Edition 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, the new edition is written to encourage students to integrate their understanding of core psychological disciplines, as well as to consider what ‘evidence-based practice’ really means. Organized into two broad sections related to learning and behaviour, 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. It is the ideal book for any student wishing to engage with this important and evolving field of study.

Table of Contents

1. Preface: How can this book be used? Tony Cline, Anthea Gulliford and Susan Birch  Section 1 Overview  2. What do Educational Psychologists do? Susan Birch, Norah Frederickson and Andy Miller  3. Evidence based practice in educational psychology: the nature of evidence Anthea Gulliford  Section 2 Cognition, Learning and Instruction  4. What use is "intelligence"? Tony Cline  5. Raising educational achievement: what can instructional psychology contribute? Anthea Gulliford and Andy Miller  6. Inclusion for children with special educational needs – how can psychology help? Nathan Lambert and Norah Frederickson  7. Effective communication in school: do teachers and students talk the same language? Tony Cline  8. Can we cure dyslexia? Ben Hayes and Norah Frederickson  9. Why does mathematics make so many people fearful? Tony Cline  Section 3  Social, Emotional and Behavioural Issues in School  10. Educating children with autism: what use is psychological theory and research? Susan Birch and Norah Frederickson  11. Managing classroom behaviour: perspectives from psychology Anthea Gulliford  12. School bullies: are they also victims? Susan Birch and Norah Frederickson  13. Coping with life by coping with school? School refusal in young people Anthea Gulliford and Andy Miller  14. School ethos and student identity: when is wearing a uniform a badge of honour? Tony Cline

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Tony Cline is Co-Director of the CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology at University College London, UK.

Anthea Gulliford is DAEP Joint Programme Director in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and Senior Educational Psychologist in Nottingham City, UK.

Susan Birch is Co-Director of the CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London and Senior Educational Psychologist in Buckinghamshire, UK.


"Educational Psychology is an invaluable resource for the field. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, it offers a perfect balance between academic rigour and professional insight throughout. The book explores a rich and diverse range of topics that will be of interest to anyone working at the intersection of psychology and education. An essential text."
Neil Humphrey, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK

"The new edition of Educational Psychology provides an engaging and scholarly overview of professional educational psychology. It will provide an excellent foundation for trainee educational psychologists , and will also be useful reading for undergraduate students in psychology and educational studies."
Andrew Richards, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK

"The second edition of Educational Psychology builds beautifully on the first by up-dating research findings and reflecting changes in educational psychology practice and government policies. A must-read for students of educational psychology."
Lisa Marks Woolfson, School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, UK, and author of ‘Educational Psychology: The Impact of Psychological Research on Education’

"The publication of this second edition is timely, reflecting the dynamic nature of professional practice in response to developments within the discipline of psychology, changes in public policy in England, and recent research. An accessible and informative read, which will be of great relevance to those considering a career trajectory within professional educational psychology."
Sue Morris, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK