Overview1. Applying Psychology to Teaching. Part I: DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THEORIES. 2. Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development. 3. Age-Level Characteristics. Part II: STUDENT DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY. 4. Understanding Student Differences. 5. Addressing Cultural and Socioeconomic Diversity. 6. Accommodating Student Variability. Part III: LEARNING AND THINKING. 7. Behavioral Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning. 8. Information Processing Theory. 9. Social Cognitive Theory. 10. Constructivist Learning Theory, Problem Solving, and Transfer. Part IV: CREATING A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING. 11. Motivation. 12. Classroom Management. 13. Approaches to Instruction. Part V: ASSESSING STUDENTS' CAPABILITIES. 14. Assessment of Classroom Learning. 15. Understanding Standardized Assessment. 16. Becoming a Better Teacher by Becoming a Reflective Teacher.