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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Pitliya, Riddhi J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Culture has mostly been neglected in mainstream¬†educational psychology research. In this paper, we argued for the need to cultivate a cultural imagination and provided seven key recommendations for conducting culturally imaginative research. We explained how these recommendations could prove useful in avoiding the two types of errors that trap…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Cultural Influences, Cultural Awareness, Psychologists
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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychologist, 2014
Culture influences basic motivational processes; however, Western theories of achievement motivation seem to have neglected the role of culture. They are inadequate when trying to explain student motivation and engagement across a wide range of cultural groups because they may not have the conceptual tools needed to handle culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Influences, Educational Theories, Educational Psychology
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Allen, Kelly A.; Ryan, Tracii; Gray, DeLeon L.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Waters, Lea – Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2014
As social media use is rising among adolescents, the issue of whether this use leads to positive or negative outcomes warrants greater understanding. This article critically reviews the literature related to this important topic. Specifically, we examine how social media use affects social connectedness in terms of three elements of adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Mass Media Use, Social Capital