Introduction

Sarah Mercer, Stephen Ryan, Marion Williams

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Abstract

This book aims to provide an overview of current theory and research in the field of psychology in foreign language learning by bringing together a range of psychological constructs in a single volume. Each chapter focuses on a different psychological construct written by a specialist in the field. Each presents an outline of current thinking in the area, drawing on insights from educational psychology, a summary of research in the field, and an example of current research carried out by the author(s). The book also attempts to draw together the interconnections between the different strands of research reviewed in the chapters and in doing so to offer a picture of current thinking and directions for further research in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychology for Language Learning: Insights from Research, Theory and Practice
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781137032829
ISBN (Print)9780230301146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Mercer, S., Ryan, S., & Williams, M. (2012). Introduction. In Psychology for Language Learning: Insights from Research, Theory and Practice (pp. 1-9). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137032829_1