Does anyone have a good suggestion for an overview of the psychology of programming?

Hi All

Apologies for shameless self-promotion. The following review is well cited:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a714015900
Robins, A., Rountree, J. & Rountree, N. Learning and teaching programming: A review and discussion. Computer Science Education, 13(2), 137 - 172 (2003)

This recent paper also reviews a lot of literature relating to the psychology of programming, and proposes a learning based mechanism to account for the bimodal distribution of results seen in many introductory programming papers:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a920990473
Robins A. Learning edge momentum: A new account of outcomes in CS1. Computer Science Education, 20: 37 - 71 (2010)

Pre publication pdfs on my page:
http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/staffpriv/anthony/publications.html#csed

Cheers
Anthony


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