Continuities and discontinuities: Future directions for research in educational psychology

The purpose of this article is to suggest future directions for research in educational psychology as we enter our second hundred years of psychology in America

Paul R. Pintrich

2005

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  • Continuities and discontinuities: Future directions for research in educational psychology
  • The purpose of this article is to suggest future directions for research in educational psychology as we enter our second hundred years of psychology in America
  • The basic theme is that there are both continuities and discontinuities in our development from the early days of Hall, Thorndike, James, and Dewey to the current multiplicity of perspectives represented in educational psychology
  • The article concludes with a call for the allowance of multiple perspectives and multiple possible selves for educational psychologists while maintaining a commitment to psychological models and the improvement of education

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