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Muchenje, Fungisai; Kelly, Catherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
This systematic review used framework synthesis methodology to explore literature describing problem-solving, circle and consultation groups in schools (PSGs). The review sought to understand the underlying mechanisms which contribute to the reported success of these groups. Key themes contributing to positive outcomes associated with these groups…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Consultation Programs, Groups, Intervention
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Eloquin, Xavier – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This article considers how a framework for understanding group and organisational behaviour, systems-psychodynamics, can be utilised by educational psychologists taking up an organisational consultancy role to work with schools as whole systems. It outlines the three main theories that constitute a systems-psychodynamic perspective and considers…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Theories
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Sewell, Alexandra; Hulusi, Halit – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Over the last five years the radicalisation of children and young people to extreme ideologies is fast developing as a new and important safeguarding issue for Local Authorities. Despite many high profile cases, there has yet to be a response from the educational psychology profession. This article seeks to explore the possible role for…
Descriptors: Prevention, Ideology, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Erturan-Ilker, Gökçe – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Using Self Determination as a framework, the purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between basic psychological needs, motivational regulations, self-esteem, subjective vitality, and social physique anxiety in physical education. One thousand and eighty two high school students aged between 14 and 19 [mean (M) = 15.89 ± 0.95 years]…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Student Motivation, Psychological Needs
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Pellegrini, Dario W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reflects the author's journey into an area of psychology which is not dominant in Educational Psychology discourse, namely psychodynamic psychology. Two psychodynamic mechanisms, namely splitting and projection are explained, and then the author describes and critiques how these mechanisms have proved useful in his practice. Two case…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Theories, Case Studies
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Slater, Ruth – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Zeanah argues that ethological attachment theory, as outlined by John Bowlby, has provided one of the most important frameworks for understanding crucial risk and protective factors in social and emotional development. However, although attachment theory and the notion of attachment disorders have influenced such initiatives, many psychologists,…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Emotional Development, Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior