Present edition is to offer the Indian reader with the latest developments and pertinent issues such as policy formation and its implementation, and its follow up in terms of Educational outcomes and performance at the school levels; innovative teaching pedagogy; relevant research concerns and description of Indian research work; and tracing the historical development of Educational psychology in the Indian setting to name a few. The process of reading about the research work, opinions, and perspectives of renowned contributors clearly indicates the distinct concern of the critical power education has on the growth and well-being of the individual and its impact on the progress of the society at large. Features: new information on the brain and brain imaging techniques, synaptic plasticity, brain development in childhood and adolescence, and implications for teaching. Every student succeeds Act (essa), extensive diversity in the Indian context, Indian government educational policies and acts (the right to education Act and Sarva shikshan Abhiyan), private contributions under corporate social responsibility in India, and contributions of the Indian NGOs. New coverage of intersectionality, ethnicity and race, diversity in Indian classrooms, prejudice, expanded coverage of stereotype threat including Indian context, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, cre-ating culturally compatible classrooms and levels of school achievement in India. Emphasis on diversity in today�s classrooms (chapters 1 to 6). portraits of students in educational settings make diversity real and human for readers. Br> table of Contents: 1. Learning, teaching, and educational psychology 2. Cognitive development 3. The self, social, and moral development 4. Learner differences and learning needs 5. Language development, language diversity, and immigrant education 6. Culture and diversity 7. Behavioural views of learning 8. Cognitive views of learning 9. Complex cognitive processes 10. Constructivism and designing learning environments 11. Social cognitive views of learning and motivation 12. Motivation in learning and teaching 13. Managing learning environments 14. Teaching every student 15. Classroom assessment, grading, and standardized testing glossary references index.