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Children’s Reading Comprehension and Comprehension Difficulties  

Jane V. Oakhill, Molly S. Berenhaus, and Kate Cain

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Sep 2015
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Feb 2015
This chapter considers the normal development of children’s reading comprehension, as well as individual differences and specific difficulties related to children’s reading comprehension. ... More

How Is Information Integrated Across Fixations in Reading?  

Michael G. Cutter, Denis Drieghe, and Simon P. Liversedge

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Sep 2015
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Feb 2015
This chapter explores the integration of information acquired over multiple eye fixations during reading by reviewing studies using the boundary paradigm. This integration process is ... More

How to Create a Better Future Using the Quality Principles for Undergraduate Education  

Diane F. Halpern and Heather A. Butler

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
In this chapter, we summarize the responses of 80 educators in higher education. They answered questions about ways to enhance undergraduate education in psychology, and by extension, in ... More

In and Out of the Classroom: The Intersection of Learning and Schooling Across Cultural Communities  

Maricela Correa-Chávez, Heather Mangione, and Kaitlin Black

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Apr 2015
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Sep 2014
This chapter examines how teaching and learning is organized in many communities around the world. It contrasts how child learning is organized by Observing and Pitching In (Rogoff et al., ... More

Introductory Psychology: A Platform for Teaching Teachers  

Bridgette Martin Hard and James J. Gross

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Nov 2016
Teaching introductory psychology presents many challenges. These include the diversity of teaching goals, the broad content, and the hefty enrollments. The course also presents teachers ... More

Introductory Psychology: Unique Challenges and Opportunities  

Wayne Weiten and Jeremy Ashton Houska

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
Introductory Psychology is one of the most widely taken courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Millions upon millions of students have had their first, and perhaps only, exposure to ... More

The Oxford Handbook of Reading: Setting the Stage  

Alexander Pollatsek and Rebecca Treiman

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Sep 2015
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Feb 2015
This chapter serves as an introduction and outline for the remainder of the handbook. After first considering the importance of writing and reading in society, an overview of the history ... More

The Role of Sound in Silent Reading  

Alexander Pollatsek

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Sep 2015
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Feb 2015
This chapter discusses whether sound is involved in the process of skilled (and apparently silent) reading of words and texts, and, if so, how. The term “phonological coding” encompasses a ... More

Structuring the Psychology Curriculum: Balancing Breadth, Depth, and Currency  

Jamie G. McMinn and Dana S. Dunn

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
Psychology teachers often must decide what material to cover in their courses. Particularly in introductory courses, do we cover many topics superficially, or do we delve deeply into fewer ... More

Teaching Laboratory Courses in Psychology  

Jeffrey D. Holmes and Bernard C. Beins

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2015
The ability to understand and appreciate research is an incredibly important learning outcome for undergraduate psychology students. One strategy for increasing students’ understanding of ... More

Using Technology Effectively in the Psychology Classroom  

Jeffrey R. Stowell

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter highlights current and emerging technologies that can be used in the classroom to promote student engagement and enhance learning. It is written for instructors who are ... More

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