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Call for papers - Educational psychology

Guest Editors:
I-Hua Chen: Qufu Normal University, China
Ehsan Namaziandost: Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 March 2024

BMC Psychology is calling for submissions to our Collection on Educational Psychology.

Since the period when John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and William James began focusing on cognitive development and progressive education, educational psychology has helped us provide new educational experiences and measure student learning, among other things. It helps students retain interest and motivation while dealing with new information and difficult concepts. Educational psychology is now concerned with dynamic changeable states and situational reflections of the underlying constructs that directly or indirectly influence learning in general and language acquisition in particular. 

To commemorate the intellectual heritage and to delve into new, novel issues related to the topic, BMC Psychology decided to launch a collection on Educational Psychology.

New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 4: Quality Education.

Meet the Guest Editors

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I-Hua Chen: Qufu Normal University, China

Dr. I-Hua Chen is a Distinguished Professor at the Chinese Academy of Education Big Data, Qufu Normal University. He received his PhD in Education from Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. His research interests include teachers' mental health, including psychological need thwarting, burnout, and working motivation; problematic Internet use and adverse outcomes; and technology use in education. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and served as a member of the editorial board or as an associate editor in several international journals, including BMC Psychology.

Ehsan Namaziandost: Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Ehsan Namaziandost is a University Lecturer in the Department of General Courses at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and the Department of English Language Teaching at Azad University. His main interests of research are CALL, TEFL, Second Language Acquisition, Educational Psychology, Motivation and Anxiety, EFL Teaching and Learning, Language Learning and Technology, Teaching Language Skills, and Language Learning Strategies. His research papers and articles have been published by different international journals. Dr. Namaziandost is an international reviewer who has completed over 2200 reviews and handled 1000 papers as an editor. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of multiple international journals, including BMC Psychology.

About the collection

BMC Psychology is calling for submissions to our Collection on Educational Psychology.

Since the period when John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and William James began focusing on cognitive development and progressive education, educational psychology has helped us provide new educational experiences and measure student learning, among other things. It helps students retain interest and motivation while dealing with new information and difficult concepts. Educational psychology is now concerned with dynamic changeable states and situational reflections of the underlying constructs that directly or indirectly influence learning in general and language acquisition in particular. 

To commemorate the intellectual heritage and to delve into new, novel issues related to the topic, BMC Psychology decided to launch a collection on Educational Psychology.

We welcome articles on theoretical foundations in educational psychology, as well as qualitative and quantitative research related to the collection topic. Additionally, we welcome research focused on assessing novel approaches to conducting research on the topic.

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  1. This study delves into the correlation between Corona Virus Anxiety (CVA) and the engagement as well as academic resilience of Chinese students. The context is set against the backdrop of the global pandemic, ...

    Authors: Xiaoling Yang and Yanmeng Geng
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:107
  2. This research examines the nuanced challenges confronting Chinese university students within the dynamic milieu of Chinese education. The study comprehensively investigates factors encompassing educational pro...

    Authors: Qinglei Wang, Nor Eeza Zainal Abidin, Mohd Salleh Aman, Nina Wang, Luhong Ma and Pan Liu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:89
  3. The study explores language acquisition in Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education, where English proficiency is crucial for global opportunities. As China gains prominence, the demand for Englis...

    Authors: Ye Tao and Jianbin Yu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:80
  4. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) poses cognitive and emotional challenges for Chinese children. This study addresses the potential benefits of Working Memory Training for ADHD-affected children....

    Authors: Dan Zhao and Jifang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:59
  5. With the increasing prevalence of online teaching, understanding the dynamics that impact educators' well-being and effectiveness is paramount. This study addresses the interconnected relationships among onlin...

    Authors: Xianbi Yang and Juan Du
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:51
  6. The literature has widely recognized the significance of examining the influence of teacher professional identity (TPI), teacher autonomy (TA), and teacher work motivation (TWM) on teacher well-being. However,...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Tahereh Heydarnejad, Afsheen Rezai and Karamollah Javanmard
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:43
  7. One noteworthy concern within the realm of education is the level of engagement demonstrated by students. Among the factor that can have a crucial role in this domain is teacher support, especially emotional s...

    Authors: Yao Yan, Xusheng Zhang, Tong Lei, Pei Zheng and Chao Jiang
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:35
  8. Test anxiety is a combination of a confluence of physiological hyperarousal, tension, and bodily manifestations, with apprehension, trepidation, fear of inadequacy, and the tendency to magnify negative outcome...

    Authors: Bai Li, Xin Yang, Sayed M. Ismail and Asma Gheisari
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:19
  9. Many students feel uncomfortable when obliged to communicate in English. Students’ fear of speaking English is influenced by psychological reasons such as the fear of failing, being misunderstood, and making g...

    Authors: Lei Li and Tahereh Heydarnejad
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2024 12:7
  10. The effect of social media (SM) on university students' educational progress and mental health has been studied in various contexts. However, the correlation between Chinese EFL learners' use of SM (problemati...

    Authors: Juan Shu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2023 11:443
  11. Self-assessment (SA) can provide students with opportunities to self-evaluate, or make judgments about their learning process and products of learning. Regarding the importance of SA, this survey pursued to ex...

    Authors: Mubarak S. Aldosari and Haroon N. Alsager
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2023 11:434
  12. Chinese/Mandarin language instruction to undergraduate students from non-Chinese speaking countries has become a topic of increasing interest, driven by China’s influential role in global political and economi...

    Authors: Lei Pan, Dan Sun, Yumei Zou, Yi Cao, Jingxian Zhang and Fangfang Li
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2023 11:390
  13. Online learning presents unique challenges for students, such as reduced social support and increased distractions. Understanding the psychological factors that contribute to educational attainment in online c...

    Authors: Yun Sun and Long Liu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2023 11:347

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Educational Psychology" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.