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Current Systems in PsychologyNoel Smith presents a comprehensive and engaging text that strives to tell students “what today’s systems of psychology are saying.” He offers in-depth coverage of more recent systems of psychology, beyond the traditional classical systems of psychology. Smith focuses on the core areas of psychological systems that have impact today, such as the cognitive system, the humanistic system, the psychoanalytic systems, the behavioral system, the ecological perspective, and the phenomenological app…

Current Controversies on Family ViolenceCompeting research results have led to bitter debates on family violence. In this comprehensive volume, outstanding researchers and practitioners discuss the principle current controversies in the field. Areas explored include: child abuse and neglect, partner abuse, date and acquaintance rape, abuse of the elderly, and alcohol abuse. The thoughtful, often heated, contributions – presented in a debate format – cover such issues as: whether prevention programs affect rates of child sexual abuse, …

Reflections on the Learning Sciences (Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences)This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of the emerging field of the learning sciences, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and improving how children and adults learn. It features a wide range of authors, including established scholars who founded and guided the learning sciences through the initial turbulence of forming a new line of academic inquiry, as well as newcomers who are continuing to shape the field. This diversity allows for a broad yet selective…

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom (Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences)As interest in creativity explodes, it has become more complicated to decide how to best nurture creativity in our schools. There are the controversial Common Core Standards in many states. Meanwhile, the classroom has become increasingly digital; it is easier to access information, communicate ideas, and learn from people across the world. Many countries now include cultivating creativity as a national educational policy recommendation, yet there is still debate over best practices. Indeed, man…

Motivational Currents in Language Learning: Frameworks for Focused Interventions (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series)Building on Zoltán Dörnyei’s authoritative work in the field of learner motivation, this book introduces a new conceptualization―Directed Motivational Currents (DMCs)―and sets out the defining aspects of what they are, what they are not, and how they are related to language learning motivation. Going beyond focused behavior in a single activity, DMCs concern intensive long-term motivation. The distinctive feature of the theory is that it views motivation not simply as a springboard for a…

Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research (Current Perspectives in Psychology)An alarmingly high number of American students continue to lack proficiency in reading, math, and science. The various attempts to address this problem have all too often resulted in “silver bullet” solutions such as reducing class size or implementing voucher programs. But as the authors of this critically important book show, improving literacy also requires an understanding of complex and interrelated social issues that shape a child’s learning. More than twenty years of research demonst…

Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and MasteryAn alarmingly high number of American students continue to lack proficiency in reading, math, and science. The various attempts to address this problem have all too often resulted in “silver bullet” solutions such as reducing class size or implementing voucher programs. But as the authors of this critically important book show, improving literacy also requires an understanding of complex and interrelated social issues that shape a child’s learning. More than twenty years of research demonst…

The First Three Years and Beyond: Brain Development and Social Policy (Current Perspectives in Psychology)Essential reading for parents and social policymakers, this book draws on the latest brain research and social science findings to offer important advice on infant and toddler care.“This book offers policymakers essential information about child development and the need for a continuum of supports to both children and their families. I highly recommend it for all concerned about the healthy development of our children.”—Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund“A masterful…

Rethinking Learning in an Age of Digital Fluency: Is being digitally tethered a new learning nexus? (Current Debates in Educational Psychology)“This is a book that I am going to have to own, and will work to find contexts in which to recommend. It cuts obliquely through so many important domains of evidence and scholarship that it cannot but be a valuable stimulus” -Hamish Macleod, University of Edinburgh Digital connectivity is a phenomenon of the 21st century and while many have debated its impact on society, few have researched relationship between the changes taking place and the actual impact on learning. Rethinking Learning in …

Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification (Series in Political Psychology)This new volume on Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification brings together several of the most prominent social and political psychologists who are responsible for the resurgence of interest in the study of ideology, broadly defined. Leading scientists and scholars from several related disciplines, including psychology, sociology, political science, law, and organizational behavior present their cutting-edge theorizing and research. Topics include the social, person…