educational psychology

noun

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

Examples of educational psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Martin, who has two masters degrees and a Ph.D. in educational psychology, stays determined to build on the legacy of the museum set forth by her late husband, Elmer, who died in 2001. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 1 Feb. 2024 After earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in educational psychology, Mr. Gehrmann worked in public relations and later taught at a high school in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, and coached its track and cross-country teams. Frank Litsky, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2022 Cherney earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Creighton University, her master's in developmental psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha and doctorate educational psychology and cultural studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 To utilize what students are saying on social media and catch early warning signs, schools should put together threat assessment teams, according to Lisa Kovach, an educational psychology professor at the University of Toledo and director of the Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 24 Dec. 2021 One system in particular, called Birdbrain, is continuously improving the learner’s experience with algorithms based on decades of research in educational psychology, combined with recent advances in machine learning. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Feb. 2023 After earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in educational psychology, Gehrmann worked in public relations and later taught at a high school in Wauwatosa, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, and coached its track and cross country teams. Frank Litsky, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2022 At Mississippi State, Prescott earned a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and a master’s in workforce leadership. Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2022 Bloomberg has a bachelor’s in special education from St. Cloud University, a master’s in psychometrics and educational psychology from Cornell University, and a doctorate in educational policy and administration from Minnesota. Sean McDonnell, cleveland, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'educational psychology.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of educational psychology was in 1865

Dictionary Entries Near educational psychology

Cite this Entry

“Educational psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educational%20psychology. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on educational psychology

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!