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Animal Behavior

Suzanne C. Baker and Catherine L. Franssen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology. 8086 words.

The study of animal behavior holds a special place in psychology, as many early psychologists studied behavior across a range of species. Although psychology is frequently defined as “the...

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Animal Learning

Debbie Kelly.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 3557 words.

Understanding why animals, including humans, behave as they do requires an appreciation for learning. Much of the history of animal learning has come from controlled laboratory experiments,...

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Anxiety Disorders

Jeannette M. Reid and Dean McKay.

in Psychology

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 11554 words.

Recent epidemiological research has shown that anxiety disorders, collectively, are the most common set of psychiatric disorders. Lifetime prevalence estimates suggest that nearly 30...

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Applications of Neuroscience to Mathematics Education

Bert De Smedt and Roland H. Grabner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Educational Psychology. 10987 words.

In this chapter, we explore three types of applications of neuroscience to mathematics education: neurounderstanding, neuroprediction, and neurointervention. Neurounderstanding refers to...

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Applying Happiness and Well-being Research to the Teaching and Learning Process

Laura McInerney.

in Oxford Handbook of Happiness

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Educational Psychology. 8473 words.

This chapter reviews well-being programs taught to young people in schools evaluating their benefits and downsides. It then considers the application of positive psychology theories to...

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Applying the Portfolio Model of Adaptability

Frederick T. L. Leong, Madhur Chandra and Siddharth Chandra.

in The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology. 9964 words.

In this chapter, we propose the use of the Portfolio Model of Adaptability (PMA) to help faculty manage their career advancement in academia. We begin with an overview of complexity theory...

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Approaches to Reading Instruction

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 1, Second Edition

January 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 10637 words.

The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes...

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Approximate Arithmetic Abilities in Childhood

Camilla Gilmore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition

July 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 10730 words.

This article reviews recent research exploring children’s abilities to perform approximate arithmetic with non-symbolic and symbolic quantities, and considers what role this ability might...

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Are Polymorphemic Words Processed Differently From Other Words During Reading?

Jukka Hyönä.

in The Oxford Handbook of Reading

September 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology. 10407 words.

Across a variety of languages, many words comprise more than one meaning unit, or morpheme. In the present chapter, reading studies employing readers’ eye movement registration are reviewed...

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Arithmetic Learning in Adults

L. Zamarian and Margarete Delazer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition

July 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology. 13173 words.

Neuroimaging has significantly contributed to our understanding of human learning by tracking the neural correlates underlying the acquisition of new expertise. Studies using functional...

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