The Psychology of Learning Mathematics

Expanded American Edition

Author: Richard R. Skemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136606254

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This classic text presents problems of learning and teaching mathematics from both a psychological and mathematical perspective. The Psychology of Learning Mathematics, already translated into six languages (including Chinese and Japanese), has been revised for this American Edition to include the author's most recent findings on the formation of mathematical concepts, different kinds of imagery, interpersonal and emotional factors, and a new model of intelligence. The author contends that progress in the areas of learning and teaching mathematics can only be made when such factors as the abstract and hierarchical nature of mathematics, the relation to mathematical symbolism and the distinction between intelligent learning and rote memorization are taken into account and instituted in the classroom.
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The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour

Author: Michael Argyle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927127

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The first edition of this book outlined what amounted to a breakthrough in the analysis of social behaviour. Since then it has become widely used as an introductory textbook of social psychology. It is invaluable to anyone interested in the subject or whose work involves dealing with people, as well as anyone who wants to know how to make friends and influence people. For this new, fifth edition, Michael Argyle includes the latest research on non-verbal communication, social skills and happiness.
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The Psychology of Creative Writing

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman,James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881641

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.
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The Psychology of Consciousness

Author: Robert E. Ornstein

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140195200

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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Views current psychological theory and experimentation on perception and cognition and probes the factors that influence the national and intuitive modes of consciousness
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Quantum Mind

The Edge Between Physics and Psychology

Author: Arnold Mindell, PH.D.

Publisher: Deep Democracy Exchange

ISBN: 1619710145

Category:

Page: N.A

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Quantum Mind. The Edge Between Physics and Psychology This is the second edition with new preface from the author. In a single volume, Arnold Mindell brings together psychology, physics, math, myth, and shamanism – not only mapping the way for next-generation science but also applying this wisdom to personal growth, group dynamics, social and political processes, and environmental issues. Beginning with a discussion of cultural impacts on mathematics, he presents esoteric but plausible interpretations of imaginary numbers and the quantum wavefunction. In this context he discusses dreams, psychology, illness, shape-shifting (moving among realities), and the self-reflecting Universe – bringing in not only shamanism but also the Aboriginal, Greek, and Hindu myths and even sacred geometry from the Masonic orders and the Native Americans. The book is enriched by several psychological exercises that enable the reader to subjectively experience mathematics (counting, discounting, squaring, complex conjugating), physics (parallel worlds, time travel), and shamanism (shape-shifting).
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Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A practical, fully illustrated guide to planning and enjoying retirement, grounded in psychological research. Retirement can bring immense fulfillment but also can be a source of stress, especially today. Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention uses psychological research and a unique visual style of infographics and illustrations to provide readers with a retirement road map just right for them. Fully illustrated, with constructive advice for all retirees--whatever the age and circumstances--and inspirational guidance from a wealth of sources, Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention answers all the questions readers are likely to ask at any stage of retirement.
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Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Past, Present and Future

Author: Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9077874194

Category: Education

Page: 521

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This volume is a compilation of the research produced by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) since its creation, 30 years ago. It has been written to become an essential reference for mathematics education research in the coming years
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A Mind for Numbers

How to Excel at Math and Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)

Author: Barbara A. Oakley

Publisher: TarcherPerigree

ISBN: 039916524X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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An engineering professor who started out doing poorly in mathematical and technical subjects in school offers tools, tips and techniques to learning the creative and analytical thought processes that will lead to achievement in math and science. Original.
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The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice

Concise Student Edition

Author: Fiona Kate Barlow,Chris G. Sibley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110842600X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 350

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This concise student edition of The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice includes new pedagogical features and instructor resources.
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The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Author: S. Mark Pancer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199752125

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

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In The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement, S. Mark Pancer explores the development of civic engagement, the factors that influence its development, and the impacts of civic involvement on the individual, the community, and society. Citizens' sense of responsibility to their community and to their nation is becoming a topic of growing concern. Recent research indicates that citizens of the United States and many other nations have become increasingly disconnected from their fellow community members, and when this connection is lost, individuals begin to suffer. They experience poorer health, achieve lower academic and employment success, and are at risk for the development of a host of social problems. On a broader level, states and countries whose citizens feel detached from their communities show higher levels of crime, a greater incidence of disease, and even higher mortality rates. In The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement, S. Mark Pancer explores the development of civic engagement, the factors that influence its development, and the impacts of civic involvement on the individual, the community, and society. Pancer examines civic engagement over the lifespan and how the effects of early experiences and influences exerted by peers, families, and religious organizations shape adult involvement. By addressing civic engagement from a systemic as well as individual perspective, this book discusses the role that factors such as government policy, culture, and socioeconomic status play in fostering (or inhibiting) a person's civic connections. Pancer also works toward a solution to increase active citizenship by identifying gaps in research and theory and outlining ways in which scholarly work on civic engagement can inform policy and practice, with the aim to foster individuals sense of responsibility and community connection. By bringing together a large body of research from psychology, political science, sociol
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Twelve Yards

The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188373

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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An all-encompassing look at the penalty kick, soccer’s all-or-nothing play—its legendary moments and the secrets to its success No stretch of grass has been the site of more glory or heartbreak in the world of sports than the few dozen paces between goalkeeper and penalty kicker in soccer. In theory, it’s simple: place the ball beyond a single defender and secure a place in history. But once the chosen players make the lonely march from their respective sides of the pitch, everything changes, all bets are off, and anything can happen. Drawing from the hard-won lessons of legendary games, in-depth statistical analysis, expert opinion, and the firsthand experience of coaches and players from around the world, journalist Ben Lyttleton offers insight into the diverse attitudes, tactics, and techniques that separate success from failure in one of the highest-pressure situations sports has to offer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Psychology Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465413855

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The Psychology Book clearly and simply explains more than one hundred groundbreaking ideas of the great scientists and thinkers who contributed to the development of psychological thought. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Psychology Book makes abstract concepts concrete. The Psychology Book includes innovative ideas from ancient and medieval thinkers ranging from Galen and Rene Descartes to the leaders of psychotherapy, such as Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow. The voices that continue to shape modern psychology, from Nico Fridja to David Rosenhan, are also included, giving anyone with an interest in psychology an essential resource to psychological thinking and history. The Psychology Book includes: - More than 100 key ideas and principles in psychology, from antiquity to present day - Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea - A reference section with a glossary of psychological terms and a directory of psychology's great thinkers The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Psychology Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of psychological thought.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology

Author: Arthur S. Reber,Rhianon Allen,Emily Sarah Reber

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141030241

Category: Psychology

Page: 904

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This updated edition includes thousands of definitions, including an appendix on phobias; information on related fields like neuroscience and social psychology; descriptions of how terms are employed, their wider connotations, and past usage; and a detailed look at key concepts. Original.
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How Not to be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Author: Jordan Ellenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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"Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"--
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The Brain

An Introduction to the Psychology of the Human Brain and Behaviour

Author: Christine Temple

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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Overcoming Math Anxiety

Author: Sheila Tobias

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393035773

Category: Education

Page: 260

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A former math avoider demystifies the math experience so that those who believe they are hopelessly incompetent can conquer their fear and deal effectively with math problems
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Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States

Author: Liping Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135149496

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.
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Chance, Skill, and Luck

The Psychology of Guessing and Gambling

Author: John Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chance

Page: 201

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Teaching Maths

Author: D.M. Neal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136896651

Category: Education

Page: 280

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School mathematics is a complex subject and an ever-changing topic, but this book will help teachers, parents and employers to understand it better.
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