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Emotions at School

1st Edition

By Reinhard Pekrun, Krista R. Muis, Anne C. Frenzel, Thomas Goetz


170 pages

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For more than a decade, there has been growing interest in the role of emotions in academic settings. Written by leading experts on learning and instruction, Emotions at School focuses on the connections between educational research and emotion science, bringing the subject to a wider audience. With chapters on how emotions develop and work, evidence-based recommendations about how to foster adaptive emotions, and clear explanations of key concepts and ideas, this concise volume is designed for any education course that includes emotions in the curriculum. It will be indispensable for student researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers alike.


"Emotions at School provides a comprehensive yet accessible examination of the role of emotions in learning. This is a valuable resource for psychologists and educational researchers who study student learning and motivation and a must-read for students, educators, or researchers who want to learn how to foster productive emotions that support learning."

—Gale M. Sinatra, Professor of Education and Psychology in the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, USA

Table of Contents


1. Concepts and Measurement of Emotions

2. Functions for Learning and Achievement

3. Origins, Regulation, and Development of Emotions

4. Teacher Emotions

5. Implications for Practice


About the Authors

Reinhard Pekrun is Professor and Research Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany, and is Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.

Krista R. Muis is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Canada.

Anne C. Frenzel is Professor of Educational Psychology and Academic Director of the M.Sc. Program Psychology: Learning Sciences at the University of Munich, Germany.

Thomas Goetz is Professor of Educational Sciences and Chair for Empirical Educational Research at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and is Professor at the Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Switzerland.

About the Series

Ed Psych Insights

The Ed Psych Insights series translates major topics from educational psychology into accessible primers for general education students, teachers in training, and all education scholars. Thorough yet concise, expert-authored yet highly readable, each Ed Psych Insights book centers on a key construct that already has a high-level evidence base but that is increasingly integrating into teaching and into the Education sector’s broader discourse. Cognition, self-regulation, student assessment, classroom discussion, and emotions are just some of the issues already covered by the volumes of the series so far. Written in language common to stakeholders across Education and readable by the intelligent public, these books offer readers a basic working knowledge of the chosen construct.

Each book is approximately 40,000 words (140 book pages) and addresses the core meaning of its construct, takeaways from existing research, and implications for pedagogy. Rather than include extensive literature reviews or references more typical of scholarly writings, each volume limits in-text citations, instead using superscript numbers to lead readers to references at the end of the book (think Wikipedia). Glossaries are included to familiarize readers with the important terms and concepts described in the book.

The Ed Psych Insights series is edited by Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland, USA, and published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDUCATION / Behavioral Management