"The Handbook summarizes the history of ABA and explains its conceptual and empirical building blocks. Approaches to defining and measuring behavior are discussed, including ways to optimize single-case experimental designs. Tools for behavioral assessment are thoroughly reviewed. Contributors then showcase evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors."
Sections include: "Foundations of the Discipline," "Development and Individual Differences," "Cognition and Cognitive Process," "Motivation," "Educational Content," "Society and Cultural Perspectives," "The Educational Context," and "Assessment of Learning, Development, and Teaching."
Provides "a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents." Section I contains chapters on individual countries, while Section II has synthesis chapters.
"Currently, there in an information gap between scholars and practitioners in the field of educational psychology concerning recent and on going developments....This work bridges the gap by providing a much needed explication of how educational psychology can meet the needs of diverse students, families, and schools."
"Classroom teachers will find this book helpful because it not only validates much of their teaching through research-based instructional strategies, but also adds to their stockpile of strategies. (p.xx)"
"The Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary research into learning: it brings together a diverse range of specialties, with chapters written by leading scholars from throughout the world and from a broad spectrum of approaches."