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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
  • PART ONE: INFORMATION PROCESSING THEORY.
  • 2. Sensory, Short-Term, and Working Memory.
  • 3. Long-Term Memory: Structures and Models.
  • 4. Encoding Processes.
  • 5. Retrieval Processes.
  • PART TWO: BELIEFS AND COGNITION.
  • 6. Beliefs about Self.
  • 7. Beliefs about Intelligence and Knowledge.
  • PART THREE: FOSTERING COGNITIVE GROWTH.
  • 8. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking.
  • 9. Classroom Contexts for Cognitive Growth.
  • 10. Technological Contexts for Cognitive Growth.
  • PART FOUR: COGNITION IN THE CLASSROOM.
  • 11. Learning to Read.
  • 12. Reading to Learn.
  • 13. Writing.
  • 14. Cognitive Approaches to Mathematics.
  • 15. Cognitive Approaches to Science.
  • Glossary.
  • References.
  • Name Index.
  • Subject Index.

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This best-selling text is keenly focused on the applications of cognitive psychology specific to education, teaching and learning. The text is accessible and readable; includes a superior, extensive and authoritative section on motivation; and applies the most current research on cognitive psychology and motivation to classroom teaching and student learning. Readers will begin by reading about the basic principles of cognitive psychology, and later move onto the role of beliefs and motivations in cognitive processes and learning. Additionally, readers will explore cognitive and motivational research focused on teaching and learning in specific content areas; the application of psychology to teaching and learning; and the features of cognitive psychology most relevant to education. Furthermore, the text offers superior, extensive and authoritative coverage of motivation not found in comparable texts on the market. Written for those interested in the applications of psychology to teaching and learning, including pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as other educators, support staff, counselors, and administrators who wish to build a deeper understanding of psychology's applications to education, this text will not disappoint in its goal of teaching how to apply the latest research and theory to practice, as well as instruction how to design educational interventions that engage and motivate all students.

About the Author

Roger Bruning is Velma Warren Hodder Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, Bruning's academic work focuses on improving teaching and learning for children and adults, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and science.

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