Educational Psychology by Robert J. SternbergEducational Psychology by Robert J. Sternberg

Educational Psychology

byRobert J. Sternberg, Wendy M. Williams

Paperback | January 20, 2009

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Written to help readers understand and develop expertise in both teaching and learning, Educational Psychology focuses on the art and science necessary to become an expert teacher.


Renowned scholars, Sternberg and Williams help readers capitalize on their strengths by integrating questions into the text that encourage analytical, creative, and practical thinking. This framework, based on Sternberg’s triarchic theory of human intelligence, helps ensure that readers think deeply about what they are learning, rather than merely processing information at a superficial level.

Title:Educational PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 10.8 × 8.2 × 1.2 inPublished:January 20, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205626076

ISBN - 13:9780205626076

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Table of Contents

1. Becoming an Expert

The "Thinking" Triangle

What Is An Expert Teacher?

What Do We Know About Expert Learners?

How Educational Psychology Helps Create Expert Teachers and Learners




2. Cognitive Development


Cognitive Development: Concepts for Teaching

Piaget's Stage Theory of Cognitive Development

Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development

Information Processing Theories: Examining Learning and Memory Skills

Three Major Approaches to Cognitive Development: A Comparison

Theory of Mind

Language Development

Brain Development


3. Personal, Gender, Social, and Moral Development


Why Understanding Personal, Gender, Social, and Moral Development Is Important to Teachers

Personal Development: Becoming Unique


Sexual and Gender Development: Acquiring Gender Roles

Social Development: Learning to Interact with Others

Moral Development: Acquiring a Sense of Right and Wrong

Identifying, Understanding, and Managing Developmental Risks




4. Individual Differences: Intelligence, Cognitive and Learning Styles, and Creativity


Why Understanding Individual Differences Is Important to Teachers

Understanding Individual Differences in Intelligence

Current Educational Controversies in Intelligence

Cognitive Styles and Learning Styles

Understanding Individual Differences in Creativity


5. Individual Differences: Exceptional Children


Why Understanding Exceptional Children Is Important to Teachers

Teaching Exceptional Children

Extremes of Intellectual Functioning: Giftedness.

Extremes of Intellectual Functioning: Mental Retardation

Challenges to Learning


6. Group Differences: Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Gender, and Language


Why Understanding Group Differences Is Important to Teachers

Socioeconomic Diversity

Ethnic and Racial Diversity

Gender Diversity

Language Diversity

Multicultural Education




7. Behavioral Approaches to Learning


Why Understanding Behavioral Learning Is Important to Teachers

Learning by Classical Conditioning

Learning by Operant Conditioning

Social Learning

Cognitive-Behavioral Modification


8. Cognitive Approaches to Learning


Why Understanding Cognitive Approaches to Learning Is Important to Teachers

The Standard Memory Model

Alternative Models of Memory

Retrieving Information

Constructivist Approaches.


9. Thinking: Concept Formation, Reasoning, and Problem Solving


Why Understanding Thinking Is Important to Teachers

Concept Formation


Problem Solving


Decision Making

Teaching for Thinking




10. Motivating Students


Why Understanding Motivation Is Important to Teachers

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Four Ways to Understand Motivation

The Role of Arousal Level

The Role of Student Goals

The Role of Student Needs

The Role of Student Attributions and Beliefs

Motivating Challenging Students


11. Classroom Management


Why Understanding Classroom Management Is Important to Teachers

How Effective Teachers Manage Their Students

Developing and Implementing Rules and Procedures

Maintaining Control and Preventing Problems

Special Approaches to Classroom Management


12. Classroom Teaching


Why Understanding Classroom Teaching Is Important to Teachers.

Principles of Teacher-Centered Teaching

Principles of Student-Centered or Constructivist Teaching




13. Standardized Testing


Why Understanding Standardized Testing Is Important to Teachers

What Are Standardized Tests?

Types of Standardized Tests

Assessing Test Quality

Interpreting Standardized Test Scores

Issues and Concerns in Standardized Testing


14. Classroom Assessments


Why Understanding Classroom Assessments Is Important to Teachers

Traditional Assessments

Authentic Assessment

Grading and Reporting




Name Index


Subject Index