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

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Examples of educational psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dalal Katsiaficas, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told me that moving away from home has traditionally been one of the sociological markers of becoming an adult. Rainesford Stauffer, The Atlantic, 6 May 2021 Adams has a PhD from the University of Illinois in educational psychology. Beacon-news Staff, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2021 Panayiota Kendeou, a University of Minnesota educational psychology professor who studies misinformation, said the way Minnesotans consume and share information will determine a lot about how the election plays out in the state. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 27 Sep. 2020 Smita Mehta, an educational psychology professor at the University of North Texas, attends the temple and said the ceremony asks Mother Earth for forgiveness for breaking into the ground. Dallas News, 19 May 2020 In a graduate-level educational psychology course at Florida State University, my professor didn’t allow students to take notes. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, 4 Sep. 2019 But they're also not made with students of color in mind, said Tehia Glass, an associate professor of educational psychology and elementary education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 8 Mar. 2020 In a graduate-level educational psychology course at Florida State University, my professor didn’t allow students to take notes. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, 4 Sep. 2019 In a graduate-level educational psychology course at Florida State University, my professor didn’t allow students to take notes. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of educational psychology

1865, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2021

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“Educational psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educational%20psychology. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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