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What Is Educational Psychology?

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Educational Psychology

Educational psychology is the study of how people learn.

Heriberto Herrera

Question: What Is Educational Psychology?

Answer:

Educational psychology involves the study of how people learn, including topics such as student outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences in learning, gifted learners and learning disabilities.

This branch of psychology involves not just the learning process of early childhood and adolescence, but includes the social, emotional and cognitive processes that are involved in learning throughout the entire lifespan. The field of educational psychology incorporates a number of other disciplines, including developmental psychology, behavioral psychology and cognitive psychology.

Topics of Interest Within Educational Psychology

  • Educational Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Organizational Learning
  • Gifted Learners

Important Figures in Educational Psychology History

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