Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Edited by

  • Sanna Jarvela, University of Oulu

Social and emotional aspects of schooling and the learning environment can dramatically affect one's attention, understanding, and memory for learning.  This topic has been of increasing interest in both psychology and education, leading to an entire section being devoted to it in the third edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education.  Thirty-three articles from the Encyclopedia form this concise reference which focuses on such topics as social and emotional development, anxiety in schools, effects of mood on motivation, peer learning, and friendship and social networks.
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Researchers and professors teaching all aspects of social and emotional aspects of learning.


Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381477-7

Table of Contents

Motivation in learning


Attribution Theory

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Achievement Goal Theory: Definitions, Correlates, and Unresolved Questions

Flow in Education

Sociocultural Issues in motivation

Culture in Motivation Research: A Challenging and Enriching Contribution

Motivating Students in Classrooms

Emotional experiences

Affect, mood and Emotions

Emotion in Educational Contexts

Cognition and Emotion

Poverty, Effects of on Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Outcomes of Learning




Impact of Assessment on Students’ Test Anxiety

Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Social interaction

Early Social Development and Schooling

Social interaction and Learning

Peer Interaction and learning

Peer Learning in the Classroom

Peer and Self-Assessment

Peer Relations and Socialization of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs and Adolescents with Disabilities

Social Aspects of Collaborative Learning

Self-regulatory processes

Self-Concept in Learning: Reciprocal Effects model Between Academic Self-Concept and Academic Achievement

Social Practices in School Assessment and Their Impact on Learner Identities

Self-Efficacy Beliefs

Volitional Control of learning

Motivation Regulation

Coping with Stressful Situations: An Important Aspect of Self-Regulation

Social relations in multiple learning environments

Children’s Friendship

Social Development and Schooling

Seeking help as an Adaptive Response to Learning Difficulties: Person, Situation, and Developmental Influences

Understanding How Leadership Influences Student Learning

Competition and Student Performance

Socioemotional Aspects of Technology-Supported Learning

Social networks and the Education of Children and youth

Social and Cultural Capital in Education