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Willingham, Daniel T. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Although most teacher education programs include instruction in the basic science of psychology, practicing teachers report that this preparation has low utility. Researchers have considered what sort of information from psychology about children's thinking, emotion, and motivation would be useful for teachers' practice. Here, I take a different…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hart, Stuart N.; Hart, Brannon W. – School Psychology International, 2014
School psychology and children's rights have great potential, well beyond what has been realized, for advancing the best interests of children, their communities, and societies. A child rights approach infused into school psychology can significantly contribute to the fulfillment of this potential. To respect and illuminate these factors and…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Childrens Rights, Educational History, Relevance (Education)
Vassallo, Stephen – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
The field of critical studies recognizes that all knowledge is deeply embedded in ideological, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Although this approach is commonly applied in other subfields of psychology, educational psychology--which is the study of human learning, thinking, and behavior in formal and informal educational…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Critical Theory, Educational Theories, Ideology
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Shriberg, David; Desai, Poonam – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This article describes the overlap between the common goals of social justice and children's rights advocates as applied to scholarship and practice in school psychology. We argue that these frameworks overlap a great deal, with a primary distinction being the roots of each approach. Specifically, the origins of social justice movements in…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Social Justice, School Psychologists, Multicultural Education
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Najdowski, Adel C.; Bergstrom, Ryan; Tarbox, Jonathan; St. Clair, Megan – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty inferring the private events of others, including private verbal behavior (e.g., thoughts), private emotional responses, and private establishing operations, often referred to as "perspective taking" by the general psychology community. Children with ASD also have…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Communication, Emotional Response
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Kwok, Sylvia Y. C. L.; Gu, Minmin; Kit, Katrina Tong Kai – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Purpose: The study aims to examine the effectiveness of a positive psychology group-based intervention program, incorporating elements of hope and gratitude, in decreasing depression and increasing life satisfaction among primary school students in Hong Kong. Method: A total of 68 children, with the Depression score of Chinese Hospital Anxiety and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Depression (Psychology), Life Satisfaction, Positive Reinforcement
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Vega, Desireé; Lasser, Jon; Plotts, Cynthia – School Psychology International, 2015
Never before have more children lived away from their home countries. Given the unique social, emotional, and academic needs of children who have migrated, school psychologists must be well prepared to meet these growing demands. Consequently, school psychology training programs must invest in the preparation of culturally competent future school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Cultural Relevance, Global Approach
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Worrell, Frank C. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
This article reviews and critiques the article by Frisby (2015) in this special issue of "School Psychology Forum" as well as Frisby's book, "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students: Evidence-Based Guidelines for School Psychologists and Other School Personnel" (Frisby, 2013). The concepts discussed are in the…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Cultural Influences, Identification (Psychology), Educational Research
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Gurdogan-Bayir, Omur; Bozkurt, Mahmut – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to reveal the perceptions of preservice teachers with war experience regarding war, peace and peace education. In the study, the phenomenological design was applied. The participants of the study were individuals who experienced wars or conflicts for several reasons in their countries and who received teacher training…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, War, Peace
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Mahoney, Emery B.; Perfect, Michelle M.; Edwinson, Roxanne M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The ratio of internship applicants to internship positions listed in the online directory of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) is estimated at 1.23:1. In 2014a, approximately 14% of all students who participated in the match were not placed. Although the internship crisis impacts students in clinical,…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Internship Programs, Admission Criteria
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Çetinkaya, Senay, Ed. – IntechOpen, 2018
In contemporary understanding, the working areas of children's psychology are expanding considerably. The mental health of the children ensures that they are able to use their developmental abilities, cope with difficulties in life, be productive and be creative, and demonstrate cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics appropriate to…
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Mental Health, Behavior Disorders, Access to Education
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Proyer, René T.; Gander, Fabian; Tandler, Nancy – Gifted Education International, 2017
Positive psychology has revived psychology's abandoned interest in the study of morally positively valued traits (the so-called character strengths) and virtues. We review literature generated on strength-based approaches and focus on applications in the so-called positive psychology interventions. There seems to be great potential in this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Gifted, Relevance (Education), Positive Behavior Supports
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Graybill, Emily; Baker, Courtney N.; Cloth, Allison H.; Fisher, Sycarah; Nastasi, Bonnie K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The purpose of the current content analysis was to build upon previous empirical research both within school psychology and in other subdisciplines of psychology to refine the operationalized definition of social justice within school psychology research. Operationalizing the definition and substantiating it within the empirical literature is a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Science Research, School Psychology, Content Analysis
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Fleer, Marilyn – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
There is increasing recognition of digital childhoods [Danby, S., Fleer, M., Davidson, C., & Hatzigianni, M. (Eds.). (2018). "Digital childhood." Amsterdam: Springer] and a corresponding body of research into young child's engagement with digital devices across a broad range of contexts [Marsh, J. A., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D.,…
Descriptors: Animation, Information Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Play
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Borgerding, Lisa A.; Raven, Sara – Science Education, 2018
Many standards documents and learning progressions recommend evolution learning in elementary grades. Given young children's interest in dinosaurs and other fossils, fossil investigations can provide a rich entry into evolutionary biology for young learners. Educational psychology literature has addressed children's reasoning about foundational…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Summer Programs, Case Studies
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