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Improving academic achievement : impact of psychological factors on education.

Publisher: San Diego : Academic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social psychological research has revealed much about how personal and interpersonal factors impact academic achievement. The research has been reported in several different outlets but has never before been condensed in an easy to read, engaging book, targeting the hot topics of coffee table debates. This book does just that, offering review chapters by the most influential researchers of today, written for an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 0080508537 9780080508535
OCLC Number: 191035140
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Cover; Improving Academic Achievement; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgment; Part I: Introductory Chapter; Chapter 1. Self and Self-Belief in Psychology and Education: A Historical Perspective; Part II: Revisiting and Extending Classic Lessons; Chapter 2. The Pygmalion effect and Its Medicating Mechanisms; Chapter 3. Messages That Motivate: How Praise Molds Students' Beliefs, Motivation, and Performance (In Surprising Ways); Chapter 4. The Paradox of Achievement. The Harder You Push, The Worse It Gets.
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Social psychological research has revealed much about how personal and interpersonal factors impact academic achievement. The research has been reported in several different outlets but has never before been condensed in an easy to read, engaging book, targeting the hot topics of coffee table debates. This book does just that, offering review chapters by the most influential researchers of today, written for an audience of educational and cognitive psychologists as well as school administrators.

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