Psychology

Educating the Human Brain: Book Review (2011)

This is a review of the book “Educating the Human Brain,” written by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart, and published in 2006. The reviewer is described as a doctoral candidate in the psychology department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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2012-08-21

The Cognitive Psychology of Literacy Teaching: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Dyslexia (2008)

In this book the author examines the concept of dyslexia. He begins by looking at the cognitive psychology of literacy, that is, how the brain works when it reads, writes or spells. He then looks at some interesting and unusual new ideas such as the powerful effect of affect on learning and performance, the significance of learned helplessness to learning and literacy and the enigma of consciousness in our teaching.

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2008-09-30

Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap (2004)

"The Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap" project is unique in that it aims to develop strategies that would particularly have a positive impact on boys' literacy. This holds substantial merit in that the strategies and methodologies selected to address the literacy performance of boys would not disadvantage girls. These strategies included literature circles, male mentors, and providing boy-friendly reading materials.

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2006-05-10

Feminist Therapy: A Transformative Educational Tool (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1985 - vol.4 no. 1

This article critiques existing physical and mental health services for women and discusses new services designed to meet the specific needs of women from a female perspective. The new psychological theory recognizes that females develop differently from males.

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2004-02-13
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