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Introduction and Overview: The Inescapable Confluence of Technology, Psychology and Second Language Learners and Users

  • Mark R. FreiermuthEmail author
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Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of psychological constructs that affect second language learners and users as well as what role technology has played in affecting such constructs. Specifically, this chapter acts as a historical overview organizing research from the past few decades that presently form the foundation of what psychological elements are regarded as vital to our understanding of second language learners today. These range from unalterable cogitations and processing to those elements that directly involve students’ own input into the process, which consequently affects their perceptions. These constructs are then considered in light of how they are shaped by technology both inside the second language classroom and outside of it. The chapter concludes with an overview of the globally rich contributions this volume has to offer.

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  1. 1.Gunma Prefectural Women’s UniversityTamamura-machi, GunmaJapan

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