Best Reference Books – Educational Psychology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Educational Psychology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Educational Psychology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Educational Psychology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Educational Psychology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Essentials of Education Psychology” by Mangal S K

“Essentials of Education Psychology” Book Review: This book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of educational psychology. This book is written in a student-friendly manner. The book explains the various stages of growth and development during childhood and adolescence. It also covers intelligence, creativity, thinking, reasoning and problem-solving in detail. The book contains various examples along with a detailed analysis. There are assignments and sample tests at the end of each chapter. The book is suitable for B.Ed. and B.A. (Education) course. It can acta s a guide even for teachers, teacher-trainees, and practising counsellors.

2. “Advanced Educational Psychology” by Mangal S K

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“Advanced Educational Psychology” Book Review: The book explains the nature and scope of educational psychology in recent times. It covers research on child development, cognitive science, learning and motivation. It explains the factors influencing learning. The book explains the aspects of memory such as remembering and forgetting in an innovative way. A detailed discussion on exceptional children and learning disabled children together with the educational measures for overcoming such disabilities is also included. The book contains various examples, illustrations and tables for better understanding. This book is useful to the postgraduate students of education and psychology. It can also help teachers, teacher-educators, guidance and counselling personnel, and administrators of educational institutions.

3. “Educational Psychology” by WOOLFOLK

“Educational Psychology” Book Review: The book stresses on educational psychology’s practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms. This book is written from the student’s perspective and how students learn and retain information. This approach will help teachers. It covers research on child development, cognitive science, learning and motivation. The book also highlights the brain and neuroscience and the impact of technology in this field. A new chapter is added on language development, language diversity and immigrant education. Practical ideas from experienced teachers are also included in the chapters. It contains examples and case studies for better understanding.

4. “Educational Psychology” by Quazi Ferdoushi Islam

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“Educational Psychology” Book Review: This book explains the basics of educational psychology. The book highlights the topic that there are individual disparities in children due to hereditary and environmental factors on various stages of growth. Despite this they should get proper education. The book explains the process of learning, group influence on the students behaviour in the field of education. This book deals with the scientific and problem-solving abilities of a teacher. The chapters are designed in such a way to test the student. It includes the creativity learning process, personality group dynamics, education of exceptional children and many more.

5. “Fundamentals of Educational Psychology” by Anita Woolfolk and Girishwar Misra

“Fundamentals of Educational Psychology” Book Review: This book covers the fundamentals of educational psychology. This briefly explains the readers how education and psychology work hand in hand. This book is written in a student friendly manner. The chapters included in the book are learning, teaching and educational psychology, social cognitive views of learning and motivation and learner differences and learning needs. It also covers methods of classroom assessment, grading, and standardized testing and the self, social, and moral development.

6. “Essentials of Educational Psychology” by J C Aggarwal

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“Essentials of Educational Psychology” Book Review: This book is written in an exam oriented approach. The topics covered include Albert Bandura’s theory of social learning, factors that affect learning, counselling and education of children with special needs. The book contains charts, diagrams, figures and tables to make students understand in a better way. At the end of each chapter there are objective-type questions, like MCQs and fill in the blanks for practice. This will help students earn maximum marks in the exam. The book introduces the readers to the lives and works of fifty great educational psychologists. This helps the students to learn by example and inspiration. It is useful to the students of BEd, BT, LT and BA (Education).

7. “Educational Psychology” by Skinner C E

“Educational Psychology” Book Review: The book is written in a systematic manner. It explains the treatment of child and adolescent development of a child. It stresses on the learning and adjustment in educational situations for betterment of the students. It helps to develop a clear understanding of the educational process.

8. “Educational Psychology” by P D Pathak

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“Educational Psychology” Book Review: This book explains the basics of educational psychology. It is based on the syllabus of hindi pandit teachers training courses. It is designed by the editorial team of the vinod pustak mandir. The content in the book is finalised after extensive research. It is written in an exam oriented approach and helps in making students exam ready.

9. “Educational Psychology” by Kakkar

“Educational Psychology” Book Review: This book is written in a well organised manner. It explains the concepts like learning, intelligence and personality. It covers various contemporary theories about these concepts. The book highlights the need of educational and vocational guidance particularly to the exceptional children. The book contains diagrams to properly explain the concepts. This book is useful to the undergraduate students offering courses in Educational Psychology.

10. “Advanced Educational Psychology” by S S Chauhan

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“Advanced Educational Psychology” Book Review: The topics in this book are covered in great detail and depth. This book discusses the use of educational psychology and systems of psychology. It highlights their contribution in the field of education. It also explains the theories of motivation, classroom techniques of motivation, remembering, forgetting and learning concepts. It also explains how to deal with exceptional children, psychodynamics of group behaviour. The book also stresses on the importance of emotional intelligence. It lists the innovative methods in teaching-learning of group behaviour. This book is useful to the students of B.Ed., M.Ed., M.A. (Education), and M.Phil.

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