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Author: Norah Frederickson
Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and concludes with a summary of the main points to consolidate learning. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of each chapter enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Educational Psychology examines controversies and dilemmas in research and professional practice. An initial chapter orientates readers to the development, contemporary nature and context of educational psychology as a profession, outlining especially the requirements for, and the nature of, professional training. Current debates and challenges are introduced within a diverse range of topics in cognition, learning and instruction, such as, intelligence, language developments, dyslexia, maths anxiety, instructional psychology and inclusion. Similarly, topics covering social, emotional and behavioral issues in school-behavior management and attributions, bullying, autism, school phobia, pupil identity and school ethos- are explored in terms of their roots in psychology theory and research and their high profile within public policy and decision making.