This open textbook was the result of a remix of pre-existing open materials collected and reviewed by Molly Zhou and David Brown. Learning theories covered include the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow.
This remixed Open Educational Resource textbook provides an exploration of educational learning theories. The chapters include scenarios that center the learning theories on student experiences.
This textbook covers:
2. Stages of Cognitive Development
3. Social Cognitive Theory
4. Sociocultural Theory
5. Theory of Moral Development
6. Experiential Learning Theory
7. Bioecological Model of Human Development
8. Psychosocial Theory of Identity Development
9. Theory of Multiple Intelligences
10. Bloom's Taxonomy
11. Theory of Human Motivation
12. Information Processing Theory
13. Critical Pedagogy
This activity is designed to help students understand the representation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in everyday communications. Students will first read about the concept, then explore a familiar environment -- Twitter -- for expressions of it. (The activity can be adapted quickly for use with other social media applications and communication sites.) This activity was created by Dr. Sally B. Seraphin, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and discuss the value of eachUnderstand that instincts, drive reduction, self-efficacy, and social motives have all been proposed as theories of motivationExplain the basic concepts associated with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and the issues with that approach
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define intrinsic and extrinsic motivationUnderstand that instincts, drive reduction, self-efficacy, and social motives have all been proposed as theories of motivationExplain the basic concepts associated with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs