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Achievement Motivation in Education

Judith Meece and Charlotte Agger.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Educational Psychology; Education. 8490 words.

Achievement motivation theories are used to understand gender discrepancies in motivation across various academic domains. Early on in the field of motivation research, researchers commonly...

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Angell, James Rowland

Dan A. Oren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Psychology. 1283 words.

Angell, James Rowland (08 May 1869–04 March 1949), academic psychologist and fourteenth president of Yale University, was born in Burlington, Vermont, the son of James Burrill Angell,...

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Babies and what they know

in Child Psychology

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology; Child and Developmental Psychology; Education. 5291 words.

‘Babies and what they know’ explores the early development of children both before birth and during the first stage of childhood, focusing in particular on the importance of interaction....

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Baldwin, James Mark

Robert H. Wozniak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Psychology. 1472 words.

Baldwin, James Mark (12 January 1861–08 November 1934), psychologist and philosopher, was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Cyrus Hull Baldwin, a businessman and sometime federal...

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Beach, Frank Ambrose, Jr.

Donald A. Dewsbury.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Psychology. 988 words.

Beach, Frank Ambrose, Jr. (13 April 1911–15 June 1988), psychologist and educator, was born in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Frank Ambrose Beach, professor of music, and Bertha Robinson. He...

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Benjamin, Harry

Keay Davidson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Counselling Psychology; Medicine and Health; Education; Social Sciences; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 1117 words.

Benjamin, Harry (12 January 1885–24 August 1986), physician, endocrinologist, and sex researcher, was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Julius Benjamin, a banker, and Bertha Hoffman. He...

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Bettelheim, Bruno

Nina Sutton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Psychology; Education. 1504 words.

Bettelheim, Bruno (28 August 1903–13 March 1990), therapist, educator, and author, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Anton Bettelheim, a lumber merchant, and Pauline Seidler....

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bilingual

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Education.

1 Able to speak two languages. Compare ambilingual (1). n.

2 A bilingual person. bilingualism n. [From Latin bis twice + lingua a tongue + -alis of or...

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Bryan, William Lowe

James H. Capshew.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Education; Philosophy; Psychology. 1172 words.

Bryan, William Lowe (11 November 1860–21 November 1955), philosopher, psychologist, and educator, was born William Julian Bryan on a farm near Bloomington, Indiana, the son of John Bryan, a...

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Bühler, Karl

Mitchell G. Ash.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Psychology. 1298 words.

Bühler, Karl (27 May 1879–24 October 1963), psychologist and theorist of language, was born in Meckesheim, in the state of Baden, Germany. Both his parents, whose names are unknown, were of...

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