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Student Development Theory in Higher Education : A Social Psychological Approach (Paperback) (Terrell L.

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Moving beyond the theories traditionally used to describe college student development, this engaging book introduces social psychological theories that address the most relevant issues in higher education today. Covering theories of ecological systems, sense of belonging, prejudice and discrimination, positive psychology, social capital, personality theory, mentoring, and hope theory, this book promotes the understanding and application of social psychological theories to various higher education contexts. Examples from diverse student populations encourage learners’ application to situations in their own contexts. Comprehensive enough to be used as a main text but accessible enough to be used alongside another, this important textbook bridges research, theory, and practice to help practicing and aspiring higher education and student affairs professionals effectively work with college students.

Special Features Include:

• Reflective exercises that combine theory and practice and help students apply their knowledge solving problems.

• Case studies and scenarios for further connections to the reader’s university and college settings.

• Guiding questions that encourage students to think beyond the current literature and practice.

• List of further readings and references for readers to explore topics in more depth.

Moving beyond the cognitive and psychosocial development theories traditionally used to describe college student development, Strayhorn introduces theories that address the most important topics in Higher Education today. This book promotes the understanding and application of social psychological theories to the higher education context, covering theories of ecological systems, sense of belonging, prejudice and discrimination, status attainment, social capital, family involvement, and socialization. Examples throughout from diverse student populations are designed to facilitate students? application to situations in their own contexts. This important textbook bridges research, theory, and practice to help practicing and aspiring higher education and student affairs professionals effectively work with college students in their own settings.

Each chapter features:

    • Case vignettes to help students apply their knowledge
    • Call out boxes reference foundational student development theories for further connections
    • Coverage of historical and theoretical underpinnings and insights from related literature and research
    • Multi-disciplinary literature-base, to promote students? understanding and application of social psychological theory to practice
    • Reflective exercises for application of theory to practice
    • Guiding questions that encourage students to think beyond the current literature and practice
    • List of further readings for readers to explore topics in more depth
Number of Pages: 154
Genre: Education, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Higher, Social Psychology
Series Title: Core Concepts in Higher Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Terrell L. Strayhorn
Language: English
Street Date: December 10, 2015
TCIN: 16304344
UPC: 9780415836630
Item Number (DPCI): 247-30-4434
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