Contemporary Pioneers in Human Learning and Development

Héfer Bembenutty, Queens College of The City University of New York

A volume in the series: Contemporary Pioneers in Educational Psychology: Theory, Research, and Applications. Editor(s): Héfer Bembenutty, Queens College of The City University of New York.

Published 2022

This volume traces the socialization process, professional development, career paths, and theory and research of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology. This volume contains interviews with leading scholars who are at the vanguard of teaching and learning. They shared how their childhood development influenced their theoretical paths and research endeavors and revealed their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that made them who they are today. These scholars responded to questions pertaining to their childhood, initial interest in education and psychology, role models, research interests and major findings, future directions of their research, educational implications derived from their research, and perception of their legacy. They are real people who have had experiences like anybody else, but found homes and teachers who supported them. While in college, they found educators who mentored them.

Readers will find that this volume offers them an opportunity to learn the background of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology, provides valuable sources where they can learn about how major theories developed and where they are moving, and reveals the personal anecdotes that influenced the conceptualization of contemporary theories and research. Educators and students will find that this book provides hope and a rejuvenated enthusiasm about the status of education and psychology and that they too can be leaders in their own ways.

Preface. Acknowledgments. CHAPTER 1: An Interview With Lyn Corno: A Pioneer of Theory and Research on Self-Regulated Learning, Adaptive Teaching, Homework, and Volition. CHAPTER 2: An Interview With Allan Wigfield: A Leading Force in Developing Research on Expectancy-Value, Motivation, and Academic Literacy. CHAPTER 3: An Interview With Steve Graham: A Pioneer of the Understanding of How Writing Develops, Is Taught Effectively, and Can Be Used to Support Reading and Learning. CHAPTER 4: An Interview With Philip H. Winne: Jagged Paths and Lucky Breaks on Ways to Researching Self-Regulated Learning. CHAPTER 5: An Interview With Eric M. Anderman: A Pioneer Researching Academic Motivation and Cheating, HIV/Pregnancy Prevention, and Applications of Theory Into Practice. CHAPTER 6: An Interview With Marita R. Inglehart: A Pioneer Behavioral Scientist in Dental Education and Research, Promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. CHAPTER 7: An Interview With William Buskist: A Pioneer of Essentials of Teaching Psychology, Assessment of Teaching, Excellence in Teaching, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. CHAPTER 8: An Interview With Gary E. McPherson: The Pioneer of the Development of Self-Regulation Music Expertise. CHAPTER 9: An Interview With Theresa A. Thorkildsen: A Leading Force for Research on How Children and Adolescents Synchronize Personal and Social Expectations Through Civil Engagement. CHAPTER 10: An Interview With R. Eric Landrum: A Pioneer Scientist-Educator for Improving the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. CHAPTER 11: An Interview With Pedro S. L. Rosa rio: A Scholar With a Wide Range of Interests Who Significantly Contributed to Understanding the Role of Self-Regulated Learning, Homework, Storytelling, and Learners’ School Engagement. CHAPTER 12: An Interview With Frank Pajares: God, the Devil, William James, the Little Prince, and Self-Efficacy. About the Author.