About the book

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Written with fellow Chartered Psychologist and teacher Jonathan Firth, Psychology in the Classroom introduces the reader to a number of areas that have shown to be useful in learning environments.

When we decided upon the topics we wanted to ensure that as many branches of psychology were included, so rather than only including cognitive psychology or some useful aspects of social and behavioural psychology, we chose to include a vast and differing range of topics, some of them well known already to teachers (such as resilience and motivation) and some perhaps less well known beyond the confines of social media (such as cognitive load theory and other aspects of working memory).

We believe that we have done justice to our discipline. Undoubtedly, we will have neglected areas that are useful to teachers, but we felt that there were some areas that already have good quality publications attached to them (for example, behaviour management).

We have attempted to remain critical throughout each chapter, rarely (if ever) assuming that the topics covered are perfect and without criticism. Writing with an intelligent and educated audience in mind, it would be our wish that our readers approach each chapter with a critical gaze, taking from them what they find useful in their own classrooms.


  1. Memory and understanding
  2. Cognition
  3. Self-theories and Mindsets
  4. Creativity
  5. Emotions
  6. Resilience, buoyancy and grit
  7. Motivation
  8. Independent Learning