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Using Picture books to Illustrate Psychology Concepts

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Zambo and Hansen (2005) described several ways to use children’s picture books to demonstrate and illustrate educational psychology concepts. For example, the Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Henkes, 1996) or A Weekend with Wendel (Henkes, 1986) can be used to make Piaget’s theory more understandable and create images of Piagetian concepts such as preoperational thinking. A detailed matrix of picture books and corresponding, theory, concepts and/or vocabulary was provided. 


Zambo, D., & Hansen, C. C. (2005). Once upon a theory: Using picture books to help students understand educational psychology. Teaching Educational Psychology 1(1), 1-8.


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