Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible,
integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books
are written by leading figures in their field and provide a
comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic.
They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life
including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and
learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to
consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions
at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series
also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the
relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and
discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied
Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with,
enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately
ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive
grounding in the profession. Educational Psychology explores the
role of the educational psychologist, firstly by examining
cognitive development, cognitive psychology and individual
differences and secondly through the analysis of social development
and social psychology. Controversies and dilemmas in research and
professional practice are discussed throughout the book. An initial
chapter focuses on the development, contemporary nature and context
of educational psychology as a profession, outlining especially the
requirements for and the nature of professional training. Current
debates and challenges are introduced within a diverse range of
topics in cognition, learning and instruction, such as,
intelligence, language development, dyslexia, maths anxiety,
instructional psychology and inclusion. Similarly, topics covering
social, emotional and behavioural issues in school - behaviour
management and attributions, bullying, autism, school phobia, pupil
identity and school ethos - are explored in terms of their roots in
psychology theory and research and their high profile within public
policy and decision making. The integrated and interactive
approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book
the ideal companion for courses in applied educational psychology.
Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal
Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology
and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
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