educational psychology


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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educational psychologist noun

Examples of educational psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 That shouldn't include resorting to violence, said Joel Wong, professor and chair of the counseling and educational psychology department at Indiana University Bloomington. Megan Marples, CNN, 31 Mar. 2022 According to Linda Nielsen, a professor of adolescent and educational psychology in the Department of Education at Wake Forest University, joint physical custody means that children have more emotional resources at their disposal. Sushma Subramanian, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2022 Christine Greenhow, an associate professor of educational psychology and technology at Michigan State University, researches the use of social media in the classroom. Sherry Liang, CNN, 30 Dec. 2021 The fourth accuser, Annie Farmer, who has a Ph.D. in educational psychology and works as an educational therapist, testified under her true name. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 This award is given to a student in the educational psychology doctoral degree program in recognition of outstanding teaching. Daily Southtown Staff,, 18 May 2021 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,, 5 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of educational psychology

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Educational psychology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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