IAP BOOK SERIES

Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Educational Issues

For over 100 years, psychology has contributed to our understanding of education. These contributions have led to advances in instruction, assessment, student learning, creativity, talent development, and education policy, among many other areas. This series provides a venue for scholars to examine important, contemporary issues within education from a psychological perspectives, with a goal of proposing new ways to think about and potentially address these key issues. Proposals that use the lens of psychology to provide new insights about vexing problems within both formal and informal education are especially encouraged.

The editor for this series, from Information Age Publishing, is seeking book proposals from volume authors or editors. The series editors are open to proposed volumes of the series to be either edited volumes with multiple contributors or authored volumes (single or coauthors). Unique approaches or formats are of particular interest.

Topics of interest include:
> Psychological theories applied to practice
> Psychological perspectives on both the process and goals of education policy
> Advances in the use of technology to promote and enhance student learning
> Talent development, creativity, and intelligence
> Affective outcomes of education
> Application of sociocultural and emerging theoretical perspectives to learning and instruction
> Explorations of how psychological research on education can be strengthened

Proposal Guidelines include:
> The theme/topic for the volume
> A preliminary table of content
> A rationale that describes the significance of the topic and how it contributes something new to the topic of learning environments.
> A description of the targeted market and how you envision the volume being used (What courses would it be used for? Would it be a primary text or a supplementary text for the course? Are there similar books on the market? If so, how will this volume be different?)
> If an edited volume, a list of possible contributors, and a brief bio of each contributor. If an authored volume, a bio of each author. A sample chapter may also be included, but is not required.
> Proposed timeline from start to submission to publisher in final form.
> Ideas for dissemination, such as professional organizations that may be willing to help circulate information about the work.

Proposal Submission:
The series editor is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. For questions about the series or proposal preparation, or to submit your proposal, please e-mail the series editor.

Send Inquiries to: Jonathan Plucker: jplucker@jhu.edu