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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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Perry, Nancy E. – Metacognition and Learning, 2019
Research in educational and developmental psychology offers evidence that children are developing basic capacities (i.e., executive functions) for self-regulating long before they receive formal instruction in school. Importantly, the evidence indicates self-regulation is a strong predictor of outcomes in early childhood and across the lifespan.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Self Management, Executive Function, Child Development
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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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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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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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Fischer, Jean-Paul; Luxembourger, Christophe – Education Sciences, 2018
Reversing characters (digits and letters) when writing, and complete mirror writing, raise one of the oldest and most mysterious questions in developmental and educational psychology: Why do five-year-old children write symbols (e.g., [reversed E] for E) they have neither learnt nor seen? Attempts to draw up a complete explanatory theory of…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Handwriting, Young Children, Memory
Cameron, Claire E. – Teachers College Press, 2018
A growing body of research indicates that three foundational cognitive skills--executive function, motor skills, and spatial skills--form the basis for children to make a strong academic, behavioral, and social transition to formal school. Given inequitable early learning environments or "opportunity gaps" in the United States, these…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Psychomotor Skills, Spatial Ability, School Readiness
Dragowski, Eliza A.; Phillips, James J. – Communique, 2015
Overall, people whose gender identity and/or expression do not correspond to traditional norms are increasingly sharing their life experiences publicly. These narratives are offered by adults as well as children and their families. Within the last year, almost every major television network and news outlet has featured at least one such story.…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Personal Narratives, Youth, Children
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Frisby, Craig L.; Jimerson, Shane R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Immigration into the United States is a particularly salient topic of current contemporary educational, social, and political discussions. The school-related needs of immigrant children and youth can be well served by rigorous research and effective school psychology preservice training and preparation. This overview highlights key definitions,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Children, Youth
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Gonzalez Garcia, Javier; Mukhopadhyay, Tirtha Prasad – Education Sciences, 2019
Children's creative imagination is tested through tasks involving narrative and drawing abilities for participants between the age of 8 and 12 years. The test determines the relative importance of 'narrative' against 'graphic' imagination in interpretive, problem-solving strategies, and also considers how such distinctive functions of the creative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Creativity, Imagination, Concept Formation
Malone, Celeste M.; Proctor, Sherrie L. – Communique, 2019
Recognition and acknowledgement of cultural variables are cornerstones of ethical school psychology practice (National Association of School Psychologists [NASP], 2010b). School psychologists are expected to possess knowledge about diversity factors and how they impact students and have the skills to effectively serve children and families of all…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Cultural Awareness
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Adams, Mark – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Coaching psychology is a distinct sub-discipline of academic and applied psychology that focuses on the enhancement of performance, development and well-being in the broader population. Applied in educational contexts, the practice of coaching psychology has the potential to have a positive impact by supporting children and adults to achieve…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Psychology, Well Being, Psychologists
Aydin, Gülnur; Baysan, Sultan; Aydogan, Selcen – Online Submission, 2017
This research was conducted to determine the perceptions of Turkish children in their mind maps at the primary educational level living in the UK and parental views on these perceptions about the children's home country Turkey and the world. For this purpose, case study approach in qualitative research is preferred. The study group consists of 36…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Mapping
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Abed, Mohaned Ghazi – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2017
Inculcating positive thinking can act as a valuable tool in enhancing the overall self-concept of children with learning disabilities. The value of positive psychology is recognized as the basis for recent research conducted in the field of strength development. Positive psychology is centered on the view that individual lives can be improved by…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Learning Problems, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Albritton, Kizzy; Mathews, Rachel E.; Boyle, Sara G. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Historically, the role of school psychologists in early childhood settings has been limited to the identification and evaluation of children who may be in need of special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It has been suggested that the role should reflect a more proactive model; specifically, it…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Preschool Education, School Psychology
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