Educational Psychology for Learners:

Connecting Theory, Research and Application (2nd ed.)

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Educational Psychology for Learners is the ideal text for programs that recognize the need for undergraduates - including first-year students - to engage in rigorous intellectual discussion based on theory and current research as a means to support students’ academic growth, personal development and integration into the scholarly community.  In addition to the relevant theory and research, there is an emphasis on the concept of intentionality as well as the integration and application of key psychological concepts such as motivation, knowledge acquisition and information processing, and self-regulation.  

Distinctive Features include:

  • Illustrates how educational psychology provides the foundation for personal, academic, and professional success. 

  • Unlike other educational psychology texts, this text focuses on helping learners gain awareness and skills for themselves rather than helping teachers in their practice.

  • Unlike other college success texts that introduce learning strategies and then offers research to support these strategies, this text begins each cluster with a comprehensive overview of theories and research before discussing relevant and concrete applications students can incorporate into their own educational experiences. 

  • The comprehensive overviews and theoretical discussions naturally support first-year programs that must rely on instructors with limited scholarly expertise in the educational psychology discipline.   

  • Perfect for first-year or learning courses that are incorporated into general education requirements and curriculum as it fosters increased student competencies in reading, writing and critical thinking. 

  • Case studies, activities and examples give students the chance to think about how to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts.  

  • Reading lists are also included for both student and faculty to enable further study.