educational psychology


educational psychology

noun

Definition of EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

:  psychology concerned with human maturation, school learning, teaching methods, guidance, and evaluation of aptitude and progress by standardized tests
educational psychologist noun

First Known Use of EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

1911

educational psychology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of psychology concerned with the learning processes and psychological issues associated with the teaching and training of students. The educational psychologist studies the cognitive development of students and the various factors involved in learning, including aptitude and learning measurement, the creative process, and the motivational forces that influence student-teacher dynamics. Two early leaders in the field were G. Stanley Hall and Edward L. Thorndike. See also school psychology.

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