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Norbert M. Seel

Section Editor: Nobert M. Seel

Professor Norbert M. Seel studied Education, Psychology, Philosophy and History and earned his doctorate at Saarland University in Germany. From 1998 he was distinguished professor of education with the focus on research on learning and instruction at Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany.

He has taught a large range of subjects in the field of social sciences. His research interests include model-based learning and thinking, inductive reasoning and complex problem solving, the investigation of exploratory learning within technology-enhanced environments, creativity and processes of decision making in instructional settings. Professor Seel has published more than 20 books, among them the textbooks "Psychology of Learning" (2nd ed.) and “Educational Science” as well as more than 200 refereed journal articles and book chapters in the area of cognitive psychology, learning research and instruction.

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  1. Content type: Research

    As global sea levels and natural resource demands rise, people around the world are increasingly protesting environmental threats to their lives and livelihoods. What are the conditions under which these peace...

    Authors: Helen M. Poulos and Mary Alice Haddad

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:230

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    This study explores the determinants (demographic, personal, behavioural, and social) by which happy and unhappy people differ. The primary sample from which the participants were chosen was a representative s...

    Authors: Ljiljana Kaliterna-Lipovčan and Zvjezdana Prizmić-Larsen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:225

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  3. Content type: Short report

    One of the most important ingredients of felicitous conversation exchanges is the adequate expression of illocutionary force and the achievement of perlocutionary effects, which can be considered essential to ...

    Authors: Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Sara Schatz

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:127

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  4. Content type: Research

    To estimate additional total cost and average cost of integrating the demand-based reproductive health commodity model into the existing Government and NGO facilities in Bangladesh. Activity based cost analysi...

    Authors: Ziaul Islam, Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Shahela Anwar, Humayun Kabir and Rukhsana Gazi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:808

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  5. Content type: Research

    There are limited numbers of studies which comprehensively explored the research publications authored by medical students. To descriptively analyze the student-authored research publications originating from ...

    Authors: Asma Alnajjar, Tehreem A. Khan, Syeda Mina, Khaled Alkattan and Ahmed Abu-Zaid

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:754

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  6. Content type: Review

    For sports assessment to be comprehensive, it must address all variables of sports development, such as psychological, social-emotional, physical and physiological, technical and tactical. Tactical assessment...

    Authors: Sixto González-Víllora, Jaime Serra-Olivares, Juan Carlos Pastor-Vicedo and Israel Teoldo da Costa

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:663

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  7. Content type: Case study

    This article aims to encourage NEMA (or newly named as MPSS) to combine its supply-centered paradigm with a newly proposed “demand-centered paradigm” in the Korean field of emergency management training (EMT)...

    Authors: Kyoo-Man Ha, Sosoon Park, Yi Yoon, Ki-Hun Nam and Hyeon-Mun Oh

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:653

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  8. Content type: Research

    This paper explores the differentials in youth development patterns determined by the economic condition of the household in India. The wealth index is used to glean youth development differentials in the diff...

    Authors: Bijaya Kumar Malik

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:613

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  9. Content type: Research

    Much research has been conducted to study the association between personality and eating disorders using clinical samples. However, less research has been done on personality variables in non-clinical cases of...

    Authors: Francesca Cuzzocrea, Sebastiano Costa, Rosalba Larcan and Mary Ellen Toffle

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:593

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  10. Content type: Research

    The adoption and adaptation of enclosures in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of sub-Saharan Africa is driven and sustained by a combination of factors. However, reviews indicate that these factors cannot be ...

    Authors: John N. Wairore, Stephen M. Mureithi, Oliver V. Wasonga and Gert Nyberg

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:595

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