About the Book
Over the years this book has earned a name for itself because of the completeness of coverage and simplicity of presentation. All the topics have been dealt with in great detail and depth.In the revised edition, new thoughts in the field of educational psychology have been included keeping in view the needs of the students of B.Ed., M.Ed., M.A. (Education), and M.Phil. Thus, Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Concept of Emotional Intelligence now find place in the book, apart from the various existing topics being elaborated. Questions at the end of the chapters have been completely overhauled and designed to offer a real test of understanding of the concepts. The book has been organized into six parts. Part one gives the broad outline of the area where the teacher can use the knowledge of educational psychology, the systems of psychology and their contribution to education. Part Two deals with two major families of learning theory. Part Three explains the theories of motivation, classroom techniques of motivation, remembering, forgetting and learning concepts. Part Four has been devoted to intelligence, its theories and measurement, aptitude and interest. Part Five discusses psychology of adjustment, mental mechanism, mental hygiene, and psychotherapy. Part six analyses the education of exceptional children, psychodynamics of group behaviour and innovations in teaching-learning of group behaviour.
About the Author
S S Chauhan was Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He worked in the field of education for about half a century, and contributed articles and research papers on problems of education in reputed journals. His other two books are Principles and Techniques of Guidance and Innovation in Teaching-Learning Process, both published by vikas.