Recent advances in the methodology of teaching in classrooms have made the place of psychology increasingly important in the realms of educational process and teaching practices. With teaching essentially being an important process of communication, the teacher and the taught need to know each other well. In short, a teacher has to have an understanding of his pupils, their abilities, their limitations, motivations and aspirations in order t o make teaching effective and interesting in the classroom.
This book on educational psychology endeavours to present various topics that are of professional interest to students studying in B.T., B.Ed., M.A. (Psychology) and M.A. (Education) classes and other competitive examinations.
The author has tried to present the latest developments and viewpoints in respective areas of educational psychology in an objective manner and has given adequate references and bibliography for further reading. It is hoped that the book will be useful for not only those students who are professionally preparing for B.Ed., M.Ed., M.A. (Psychology), M. Phil (Education & Psychology) degrees but also by those who are aiming to major in education and psychology by studying these subjects at the post-graduate level and research.
Contents: • Preface to the Sixth Revised and Enlarged Edition 2015 • Preface to the First Edition • 1. Educational Psychology–Nature Scope and Importance • 2. Child Development • 3. Heredity and Environment • 4. Physical Development • 5. Social Development • 6. Emotional Development • 7. Motivation of Behaviour and Needs • 8. Potentialities for Human Nature • 9. Interests: Nature and Nurture • 10. Attention • 11. Memory • 12. Learning • 13. Transfer of Learning • 14. Programmed Learning and Educational Technology • 15. Intelligence: Its Nature Growth and Measurement • 16. Intelligence Tests and Measurement of Intelligence • 17. Human Abilities • 18. Personality • 19. Personality Tests and Testing • 20. Needs, Nature and Education of Exceptional Children • 21. Leadership • 22. Adolescence • 23. Sex Education • 24. Mental Hygiene: Its Nature and Scope • 25. Adjustment Conflicts and Mental Disorders • 26. Backwardness and Remedial Instruction • 27. Guidance and Counselling • 28. Theories of Freud, Adler and Jung and Their Educational Implications • 29. Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques • 30. Therapies: Their Nature and Types • Selected Reading • Bibliography • Index