Special methods are used in the psychological study of infants.
Children learning in a rural school in Bangladesh
Piaget's test for Conservation. One of the many experiments used for children.
A depiction of the world's oldest continually operating university, the University of Bologna, Italy
Charles Darwin
Future school (1901 or 1910)
Erik Erikson

There is evidence for human behavioral learning prenatally, in which habituation has been observed as early as 32 weeks into gestation, indicating that the central nervous system is sufficiently developed and primed for learning and memory to occur very early on in development.

- Learning

A major question in this area is whether or not certain properties of human language are specified genetically or can be acquired through learning.

- Developmental psychology
Special methods are used in the psychological study of infants.

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William James

Educational psychology

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William James
Three experiments reported by Krug, Davis and Glover demonstrated the advantage of delaying a 2nd reading of a text passage by one week (distributed) compared with no delay between readings (massed).
An example of an item from a cognitive abilities test
An abacus provides concrete experiences for learning abstract concepts.
Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives: categories in the cognitive domain
A class size experiment in the United States found that attending small classes for 3 or more years in the early grades increased high school graduation of students from low-income families.

Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning.

Developmental psychology, and especially the psychology of cognitive development, opens a special perspective for educational psychology.

Lev Vygotsky

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Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (Лев Семёнович Выго́тский; Леў Сямёнавіч Выго́цкі; November 17 1896 – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, known for his work on psychological development in children.

His work covered topics such as the origin and the psychology of art, development of higher mental functions, philosophy of science and the methodology of psychological research, the relation between learning and human development, concept formation, interrelation between language and thought development, play as a psychological phenomenon, learning disabilities, and abnormal human development (aka defectology).