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Adolescent Literacy: Development and Instruction  

Susan R. Goldman and Catherine E. Snow

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Sep 2015
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Apr 2015
The demands of literacy tasks change appreciably after students have mastered the basics of reading words accurately and with reasonable automaticity. At about age 10 reading becomes a ... More

Advising Students about Graduate School in Nonpsychology Fields  

Susan Burns

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
Advising students for postgraduate studies in psychology is an activity with which most faculty members in psychology are comfortable and, often, enjoy; however, when students approach ... More

Affect, Motivation, Working Memory, and Mathematics  

Alex M. Moore, Nathan O. Rudig, and Mark H. Ashcraft

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews the topics of affect, motivation, working memory, and their relationships to mathematics learning and performance. The underlying factors of interest, motivation, ... More

African American English and Its Link to Reading Achievement  

Holly K. Craig

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Sep 2015
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Jan 2015
African American English (AAE) is a major American dialect. Recent research has focused on student patterns of AAE feature usage and found important relationships between AAE and reading ... More

Applying Happiness and Well-being Research to the Teaching and Learning Process  

Laura McInerney

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter reviews well-being programs taught to young people in schools evaluating their benefits and downsides. It then considers the application of positive psychology theories to ... More

Approximate Arithmetic Abilities in Childhood  

Camilla Gilmore

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews recent research exploring children’s abilities to perform approximate arithmetic with non-symbolic and symbolic quantities, and considers what role this ability might ... More

Are Polymorphemic Words Processed Differently From Other Words During Reading?  

Jukka Hyönä

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Sep 2015
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Nov 2014
Across a variety of languages, many words comprise more than one meaning unit, or morpheme. In the present chapter, reading studies employing readers’ eye movement registration are ... More

Arithmetic Learning in Adults: evidence from brain imaging  

L. Zamarian and Margarete Delazer

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Neuroimaging has significantly contributed to our understanding of human learning by tracking the neural correlates underlying the acquisition of new expertise. Studies using functional ... More

Becoming an Excellent Teacher  

William Buskist and Jared Keeley

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2014
Excellent teachers embody several characteristics that distinguish them from their colleagues. Definitions of excellence are remarkably consistent across students, professors, alumni, and ... More

Boundary Spanning in Higher Education: Faculty Perspectives on Becoming an Administrator  

Jamie G. McMinn

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Aug 2016
The decision to become an administrator in higher education is one that faculty members may consider. There are many factors that influence this decision, and it is important to understand ... More

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