The Resource The education of selves : how psychology transformed students, Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

The education of selves : how psychology transformed students, Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

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The education of selves : how psychology transformed students
Title
The education of selves
Title remainder
how psychology transformed students
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Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan
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Language
eng
Summary
Most contemporary North Americans, as well as many other Westerners, take for granted their conceptions of themselves as individuals with uniquely valuable and complex inner lives, lives filled with beliefs, imaginings, understandings, and motives that determine their actions and accomplishments. Yet, such psychological conceptions of selfhood are relatively recent, dating mostly from the late eighteenth century. Perhaps more surprisingly, our understandings of ourselves as creatively self-expressive and strategically self-managing are, for the most part, products of twentieth-century innovations in Enlightenment-based social sciences, especially psychology. Fueled by the enthusiasm for self-expression and self-actualization that emerged in the 1960s, humanistic, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychologists published widely on the overwhelmingly positive consequences of increased self-esteem in children and adolescents. While previous generations had been wary of self-confidence and self-interest, these qualities became widely regarded as desirable traits to be cultivated in both the home and the school. In this book the authors examine ways in which psychological theories, research, and interventions employed in American and Canadian schools during the last half of the twentieth century changed our understanding of students, conceptualizing ideal students as self-expressive, enterprising, and entitled to forms of education that recognize and cater to such expressivity and enterprise. The authors address each of the major programs of psychological research and intervention in American and Canadian schools from 1950 to 2000: self-esteem, self-concept, self-efficacy, and self-regulation. They give critical consideration to definitions and conceptualizations, research measures and methods, intervention practices, and the social, cultural consequences of these programs of inquiry and practice. The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a backlash against what some have come to regard as a self-absorbed generation of young people. Such criticism may be interpreted, at least in part, as a reaction to the scientific and professional activities of psychologists, many of whom now appear to share in the general concern about where their activities have left students, schools, and society at large. -- From publisher's website
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DLC
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1950-
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Martin, Jack
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1051
LC item number
.M311 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McLellan, Ann-Marie
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  • Educational psychology
  • Transformative learning
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Educational psychology
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Transformative learning
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The education of selves : how psychology transformed students, Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to a critical history of psychology in education -- The self before and after psychology: the transformation begins -- Educational psychology's role in the education of selves -- Feeling good about your self: self-esteem as an educational goal -- Understand thy self: all about self-concept -- Be confident in what you do: self-efficacy and agency -- Managing your self: self-regulation at school and beyond -- Putting it all together: the triple E student (expressive, enterprising, entitled) -- There is another way: educating communal agents
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780199913671
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)799024825
  • (OCoLC)ocn799024825
Label
The education of selves : how psychology transformed students, Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to a critical history of psychology in education -- The self before and after psychology: the transformation begins -- Educational psychology's role in the education of selves -- Feeling good about your self: self-esteem as an educational goal -- Understand thy self: all about self-concept -- Be confident in what you do: self-efficacy and agency -- Managing your self: self-regulation at school and beyond -- Putting it all together: the triple E student (expressive, enterprising, entitled) -- There is another way: educating communal agents
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780199913671
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)799024825
  • (OCoLC)ocn799024825

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