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ERIC Number: EJ1058831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Unifying Psychology and Experiential Education: Toward an Integrated Understanding of "Why" It Works
Houge Mackenzie, Susan; Son, Julie S.; Hollenhorst, Steve
Journal of Experiential Education, v37 n1 p75-88 Mar 2014
This article examines the significance of psychology to experiential education (EE) and critiques EE models that have developed in isolation from larger psychological theories and developments. Following a review of literature and current issues, select areas of psychology are explored with reference to experiential learning processes. The state of knowledge and emerging paradigms in positive psychology, self-determination theory, flow theory, and neuropsychology are explored in an effort to better understand the mechanisms underpinning experiential learning and program development. Implications for practitioners and future research directions are discussed in relation to these emerging bodies of knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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