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The psychology of education

The psychology of education

Long, Martyn, 1948-

Few practising teachers have specialised training in educational psychology, but most have to use psychological techniques in the classroom. Aiming to help teachers, this text details key studies in areas such as gender, ethnicity and literacy

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2nd ed.
Published London: Routledge, 2011
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Edition statement: Martyn Long ... [et al.].
ISBN: 0203840097, 0415486890, 0415486904, 9780203840092, 9780415486897, 9780415486903
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous ed.: 2000.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 438 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Educational psychology.; Educational psychology; Learning processes; Learning, Psychology of.; School psychology.; Education.


  1. 1. Introduction to Psychology and Education: Some essential background
  2. 2. Learning
  3. 3. Assessment
  4. 4. Individual differences and achievement
  5. 5. Student engagement and motivation
  6. 6. The Educational context
  7. 7. Society and culture
  8. 8. Learning interactions and social worlds
  9. 9. Language
  10. 10. Literacy
  11. 11. Inclusive education and Special Educational Needs
  12. 12. Behaviour problems
  13. 13. Dealing with behaviour problems

Author note

Martyn Longhas taught in secondary schools and further education institutions. He is currently an educational psychologist in Cambridgeshire.

Clare Woodis Reader in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, and a chartered psychologist.

Karen Littletonis Professor of Psychology in Education at the Open University.

Terri Passengeris a chartered educational psychologist working in schools and at the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham.

Kieron Sheehyis Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at the Open University.


'This text is invaluable for any student or psychologist looking to expand their understanding of psychological concepts as they relate to education.  I cannot praise this book enough for its superb depth and breadth of information, and how it integrates real world scenarios to help develop meaning for the reader.'Diahann Gallard, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

"This book should not be on anyone's bookshelves - it should be at teachers' and students teachers' sides to revitalise and to clarify their professional principles and practice"- School Science Review, June 2011