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Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation

Resistance to Learning

Overcoming the Desire Not to Know in Classroom Teaching

Authors: Alcorn, M.

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Alcorn examines qualities of student resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for teachers to work productively with such resistance. Drawing on research from numerous disciplines showing how emotion grounds human reason, he outlines an agenda that makes emotional experience central to educational practice.

About the authors

Marshall Wise Alcorn Jr. is Professor in the Department of English of The George Washington University, USA.

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"Providing an understanding of how human communication, interaction, and reason are grounded in emotion, Alcorn has produced a work useful to teachers at every level, especially those at the university level. Rich with examples and cases that exemplify the points raised, the work provides fertile grounds for discussion and analysis of a topical, important subject." CHOICE


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Emotional Demands of Information Assimilation

    Alcorn, Marshall Wise

    Pages 1-41

  • The Psychology and Biology of the Desire not to Know

    Alcorn, Marshall Wise

    Pages 43-91

  • Symptomatic Fixation, Emotion, and Social Alliance

    Alcorn, Marshall Wise

    Pages 93-123

  • Academic Allegiance and Attacks on Linking

    Alcorn, Marshall Wise

    Pages 125-151

  • Information Relays and the Touched Nerves of Global Injustice

    Alcorn, Marshall Wise

    Pages 153-178

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31856-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-00285-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-43397-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resistance to Learning
Book Subtitle
Overcoming the Desire Not to Know in Classroom Teaching
Authors
Series Title
Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Marshall Wise Alcorn Jr.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31856-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137318565
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00285-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43397-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 190
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