Educational psychology

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

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Educational psychology both draws from and contributes to cognitive science and the learning sciences.
Major contributing fields include cognitive science, computer science, educational psychology, anthropology, and applied linguistics.

Lewis Terman

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In 1916 Lewis Terman revised the Binet-Simon so that the average score was always 100.
He was noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Learning

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Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning.
The nature and processes involved in learning are studied in many fields, including educational psychology, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, and pedagogy.

Organizational learning

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Educational psychology in turn informs a wide range of specialities within educational studies, including instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education, classroom management, and student motivation.
Organizational learning has received contributions from the fields of educational psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, and management science.

Edward Thorndike

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Edward Thorndike (1874–1949) supported the scientific movement in education.
His work on comparative psychology and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for educational psychology.

Learning theory (education)

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Thorndike contributed arithmetic books based on learning theory.
Outside the realm of educational psychology, techniques to directly observe the functioning of the brain during the learning process, such as event-related potential and functional magnetic resonance imaging, are used in educational neuroscience.

Cognitive psychology

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From the 1960s to present day, educational psychology has switched from a behaviorist perspective to a more cognitive based perspective because of the influence and development of cognitive psychology at this time.
Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines such as cognitive science and of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, linguistics, and economics.

Jerome Bruner

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Jerome Bruner is notable for integrating Piaget's cognitive approaches into educational psychology.
Jerome Seymour Bruner (October 1, 1915 – June 5, 2016) was an American psychologist who made significant contributions to human cognitive psychology and cognitive learning theory in educational psychology.

Benjamin Bloom

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Benjamin Bloom (1903–1999) spent over 50 years at the University of Chicago, where he worked in the department of education.
Benjamin Samuel Bloom (February 21, 1913 – September 13, 1999) was an American educational psychologist who made contributions to the classification of educational objectives and to the theory of mastery learning.

Motivation

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The study of learning processes, from both cognitive and behavioral perspectives, allows researchers to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development, affect, motivation, self-regulation, and self-concept, as well as their role in learning.
Some models treat as important the distinction between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and motivation is an important topic in work, organizational psychology, administrative organization, and management as well as education.

Nathaniel Gage

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Nathaniel Gage (1917 -2008) is an important figure in educational psychology as his research focused on improving teaching and understanding the processes involved in teaching.
Nathaniel Lees Gage (August 1, 1917 – August 17, 2008) was an American educational psychologist who made significant contributions to a scientific understanding of teaching.

Psychology

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Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning. Jerome Bruner is notable for integrating Piaget's cognitive approaches into educational psychology.
Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations.

Education

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Plato and Aristotle researched individual differences in the field of education, training of the body and the cultivation of psycho-motor skills, the formation of good character, the possibilities and limits of moral education.
Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations.

Constructivism (philosophy of education)

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Educational psychologists distinguish individual (or psychological) constructivism, identified with Piaget's theory of cognitive development, from social constructivism.
Constructivism can be traced back to educational psychology in the work of Jean Piaget (1896–1980) identified with Piaget's theory of cognitive development.

Cognitive science

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Educational psychology both draws from and contributes to cognitive science and the learning sciences.

Functional psychology

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Educational psychology has been built upon theories of operant conditioning, functionalism, structuralism, constructivism, humanistic psychology, Gestalt psychology, and information processing.

Classroom management

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Educational psychology in turn informs a wide range of specialities within educational studies, including instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education, classroom management, and student motivation.

Developmental psychology

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To understand the characteristics of learners in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, educational psychology develops and applies theories of human development.
Developmental psychology involves a range of fields, such as educational psychology, child psychopathology, forensic developmental psychology, child development, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and cultural psychology.

Locus of control

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Locus of control is a salient factor in the successful academic performance of students.
The construct is applicable to such fields as educational psychology, health psychology and clinical psychology.

Robert M. Gagné

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Robert Mills Gagné (August 21, 1916 – April 28, 2002) was an American educational psychologist best known for his Conditions of Learning.

Computer-supported collaborative learning

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The study of computer-supported collaborative learning draws on a number of academic disciplines, including instructional technology, educational psychology, sociology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology.

School psychology

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School psychology began with the concept of intelligence testing leading to provisions for special education students, who could not follow the regular classroom curriculum in the early part of the 20th century.
School psychology is a field that applies principles of educational psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, and applied behavior analysis to meet children's and adolescents' behavioral health and learning needs in a collaborative manner with educators and parents.

Goal theory

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Motivational theories also explain how learners' goals affect the way they engage with academic tasks.
Goal theory is the label used in educational psychology to discuss research into motivation to learn.

Forgetting

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Cognitive theories claim that memory structures determine how information is perceived, processed, stored, retrieved and forgotten.

Applied behavior analysis

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Applied behavior analysis, a research-based science utilizing behavioral principles of operant conditioning, is effective in a range of educational settings.