News tagged with educational psychology
A new study suggests that disturbed sleep in adolescents is associated with more symptoms of depression and greater uncertainly about future success. However, perceived support and acceptance from parents and teachers appears ...
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(Medical Xpress)—New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—It's no longer just Barbie dolls that evoke a sense of unattainable beauty. Now, it seems G.I. Joe's biceps and six-pack abs are doing the same. Increasingly, objectification and heightened masculinity ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Adding captivating visuals to a textbook lesson to attract children's interest may sometimes make it harder for them to learn, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Among older American adults, a greater purpose in life is linked with a lower risk of stroke, a new University of Michigan study found.
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Socioeconomic status, as measured by education and financial wealth, is a strong independent predictor of mortality risk among adult diabetes patients, according to a study published in the ...
Diabetes Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A controversial treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not only ineffective but may be harmful, according to a study conducted by Baylor University researchers.
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—How school psychologists can help students prevent obesity and, in turn, achieve academic success is the focus of a study conducted by Neag School of Education researchers and published ...
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Famous 'door-in-the-face' persuasion strategy results in verbal, but not behavioral compliance, study finds
The well-known "door-in-the-face" (DITF) persuasion strategy predicts greater compliance with a target request if it is preceded by a larger and more objectionable request. It has been a popular tool of those in the persuasion ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
It's a common lament among parents: Kids are growing up too fast these days. Parents worry about their kids getting involved in all kinds of risky behavior, but they worry especially about their kids' forays into sexual relationships. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 17, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 1 |
In recent years, educators have come to focus more and more on the importance of lab-based experimentation, hands-on participation, student-led inquiry, and the use of "manipulables" in the classroom. The underlying rationale ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 13 |
(Medical Xpress)—Photos of happy, smiling faces on patient education websites may engage readers, but they also may have a negative impact on older adults' comprehension of vital health information, especially ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 28, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- For anyone raising teenagers, the idea of helping them feel grateful for everyday things may seem like a long shot; just getting them to mumble a "thank you" every now and then can be a monumental ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Think married men and women show their love in vastly different ways? Not necessarily.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Spatial skills--those involved with reading maps and assembling furniture--can be improved if you work at it, that's according to a new look at the studies on this topic by researchers at Northwestern University and Temple.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
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. Educational psychology is concerned with how students learn and develop, often focusing on subgroups such as gifted children and those subject to specific disabilities. Although the terms "educational psychology" and "school psychology" are often used interchangeably, researchers and theorists are likely to be identified in the US and Canada as educational psychologists, whereas practitioners in schools or school-related settings are identified as school psychologists. This distinction is however not made in the UK, where the generic term for practitioners is "educational psychologist."
Educational psychology can in part be understood through its relationship with other disciplines. It is informed primarily by psychology, bearing a relationship to that discipline analogous to the relationship between medicine and biology. Educational psychology in turn informs a wide range of specialities within educational studies, including instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education and classroom management. Educational psychology both draws from and contributes to cognitive science and the learning sciences. In universities, departments of educational psychology are usually housed within faculties of education, possibly accounting for the lack of representation of educational psychology content in introductory psychology textbooks.
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