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Wineburg, Samuel S. "The Psychology of Learning and Teaching History." In The Handbook of Educational Psychology, edited by D. C. Berliner and R. Calfee. New York: Macmillan, 1996.


provide some redress for [the] problem [of keeping up with psychology's current developments and awareness of the past] with special reference to psychological work on history / shed some light on present research efforts by sketching out some historical antecedents and providing some sense of context / discuss history's treatment by early educational psychologists working in the US / examine research conducted in Great Britain / this work goes back to the beginning of the 20th century / pick up the story with the programs of British psychologists working in the Piagetian tradition / review contemporary research programs that have arisen in the wake of the "cognitive revolution" / conclude with some speculations about future directions in this research area, and thoughts about the role that educational psychologists might play in shaping it. (

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