Originally published in 1971, this book was a critical introduction to the psychology of human development, learning and assessment. It was written with special attention to the needs of students of education and teachers, keeping in view the practical implications of psychological evidence. The author’s purpose was to provide a clear and straightforward account of these matters, while at the same time promoting a thoughtful and critical response. If the book is to be called a textbook, it is so in this best sense.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures. Foreword and Acknowledgements. 1. Psychology and Education 2. The Adult as Learner and Teacher 3. The Psychology of Early Childhood 4. The Psychology of Middle Childhood 5. The Psychology of Adolescence 6. Learning and Learning Theory 7. Human Learning: Intelligence, Remembering and Motivation 8. Human Learning: Attitudes, Systems and Policies 9. Educational and Psychological Assessment 10. Assessment and Guidance 11. Handicap and Behaviour Problems 12. Psychological Theory and Educational Practice. Bibliography. Index.