Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus.
The psychology of education involves a range of issues, such as motivational skills, cultural diversity, gender issues and special educational needs. Psychology in Practice: Education explores educational success and failure, how children and students of all ages learn best, and how educational environments are designed. This book helps students and teachers understand the most important issues behind learning, teaching and motivating, as well as dealing with disruptive behaviour within the classroom.
Key learning aids include:
"h a set of key terms for each chapter
"h practical exercises
"h section summaries and overall main chapter points
"h recommended further reading and web sites
"h sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.
Psychology students and teachers, professionals working with challenging children or special educational needs and the interested general reader.