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Psychology Applied to Teaching, Eleventh Edition
Jack Snowman, Southern Illinois University
Robert Biehler
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Chapter 1: Applying Psychology To Teaching

Psychology has much to offer the field of education.
As a discipline, educational psychology focuses upon enhancing the understanding of teaching and learning. It accomplishes this task by offering theories and research about teaching and learning and by providing insight and suggestions regarding the application of theories and research to educational settings.

Research is an important component in the field of educational psychology.
Educational psychologists use a variety of research methods to obtain useful information related to teaching and learning. This knowledge base is continually changing as new information is discovered.

The process of reflection is a valuable tool for teachers.
Reflection is one way for teachers to evaluate their growth and success in the classroom. Through reflection, teachers are able to think about what they are doing in the classroom and how this affects student achievement.