This comprehensive educational psychology book blends a strong scholarly and theoretical background with the application of theories and concepts using real-world examples, case studies, and practical teaching strategies. The book's invative pedagogical program is anchored by a cohesive learning objective system integrated throughout each chapter, which guides readers and reinforces their understanding of concepts. A unique Think It Over feature asks readers to reflect on important topics as both a student of psychology and a future classroom teacher. Video Cases, introduced in the book and available to view on the book's Companion Website, provide a firsthand look at real-world applications and best practices. Among the other distinctive aspects of the book is an entire chapter on group process.
Bruce Tuckman (Ph.D. in Psychology, Princeton University) is the Director of the Social and Cultural Foundations Department in the Ohio State University School of Education. His research interests are motivation and learning strategies for achievement, research methodology, and instructional design. His distinguished career in educational psychology has been marked by numerous publication credits, including the market-leading text RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATION. David Monetti was Bruce Tuckman's graduate student at Florida State University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University. He remains actively involved with public schools as a researcher and evaluator of school improvement practices. His research interests include psychometrics, psychological effects of Internet usage, self-regulation, and epistemology of learning.