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The Social Psychology of the Classroom

1st Edition

By Elisha Babad


264 pages

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Teachers often find that their training has not provided them with sufficient knowledge and understanding about underlying social forces and processes in their classrooms. This new book addresses this gap by focusing on the social psychology of the classroom, providing the relevant social psychological knowledge and facilitating the application of that knowledge in the practice of the teacher in the classroom. Elisha Babad discusses "the state of the art" of classroom management theory, research and practice and explores a full range of teacher and classroom experiences (such as teachers' differential behavior in the classroom and its psychological price, students' roles and relationships, and distinguishing between "educating" students and "changing" students). This exceptional book will be of interest to students and scholars of educational studies and educational psychology as well as for teachers-in-training, experienced teachers, and "educators-at-large."

Table of Contents

Part I: The Social Psychology of the Classroom 1. The Classroom as a Social Environment 2. Social Motivation, Students' Needs and Self-Esteem 3. The Teacher's Role(s) Part II: Social Measurement in the Classroom 4. Social Structure and Sociometric Measurement in the Classroom 5. Measurement of Classroom Climate Part III: Teacher-Student Interaction and Teacher Expectancy Effects 6. "Pygmalion in the Classroom": Teacher Expectancies and Teacher Bias 7. Teachers' Differential Behavior in the Classroom 8. The Teacher's Pet Phenomenon Part IV: Classroom Management 9. Classroom Management: Historical Trends and Contemporary Approach 10. Punishment and Effective Management of Discipline Problems 11. Behavioral Analysis of Common Pitfalls in Classroom Management Part V: Nonverbal Behavior in the Classroom 12. Basic Concepts and Issues in Nonverbal Research 13. Students' Nonverbal Behavior 14. Teachers' Nonverbal Behavior Part VI: Educating and Changing Students 15. Educating Students 16. Changing Students

About the Author

Elisha Babad is Anna Lazarus Professor of Educational and Social Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

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