educational psychology

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Definition of educational psychology 

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

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The protesters’ decision to walk out of school is loaded with symbolic meaning, argued Ben Kirshner, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder who has studied youth activism. Isabel Fattal, The Atlantic, "What Will the Nationwide School Walkouts Accomplish?," 14 Mar. 2018 Goff has a bachelor’s in biology and secondary education from Susquehanna University and a master’s in educational psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of March 12, 2018 | Miami Herald," 18 Sep. 2017 Obituaries are part of the ritual of grieving, said Frank Farley, an educational psychology professor at Philadelphia's Temple University. Natalie Pompilio, The Christian Science Monitor, "Obituary project aims to humanize homicide victims," 26 Dec. 2017 Lauren Mims, of Fairfax, Virginia, earned her bachelor’s at UVA in 2012 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology. Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic, "How Campus Racism Could Affect Black Students' College Enrollment," 19 Oct. 2017 Ebert holds a master's degree in educational leadership from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MTSD board approves Eric Ebert to be new Homestead assistant principal," 6 Sep. 2017 Woods is also a Ph.D. candidate in the field of educational psychology. Jeremy Harriot, The Root, "Why Aren’t There More Black WWE Stars?," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of educational psychology

1865, in the meaning defined above

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