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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "‘This temple brings us together’: How Allen’s Hindu community adapted a sacred ceremony for the pandemic," 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, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 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, "Black students say they are being penalized for their hair, and experts say every student is worse off because of it," 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, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 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, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 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, The Conversation, "7 tips on how to take better notes," 3 Sep. 2019 Tehia Glass is an associate professor of educational psychology and elementary education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "If this Texas student doesn't cut his dreadlocks, he won't get to walk at graduation. It's another example of hair discrimination, some say," 23 Jan. 2020 Guess my professor was right Turns out that my educational psychology professor was largely on the mark in forbidding note taking and providing complete notes for students to study. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of educational psychology

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Educational psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educational%20psychology. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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