What is the role of psychology in education?
Psychology gives education the theory of individual differences that every child has different mental ability and learns with different pace. It is very essential for a teacher to teach his students according to their mental abilities. Educational psychology helps the teacher in doing so.
What is difference between psychology and education?
The main difference between psychology and educational psychology is that psychology refers to the overall study of human condition and behaviour while educational psychology specifically studies the psychological issues concerned with human education and learning.
What is education according to psychology?
Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning. The field of educational psychology involves the study of memory, conceptual processes, and individual differences (via cognitive psychology) in conceptualizing new strategies for learning processes in humans.
What is the main goal of educational psychology?
The general aims of educational psychology, as stated before, are understanding, predicting and controlling behaviour in learning situations. As the learning situation includes, teacher, learner, classroom environment and evaluation of their interactions, therefore, each objective can be separately treated.
What are the methods of educational psychology?
Some of the methods of educational psychology are – introspection, observation, experimental, case study, interview method, psychological method etc. The introspection method is the oldest of all the methods of educational psychology.
Who is the father of education psychology?
Edward Lee Thorndike
Who are the two fathers of psychology?
Two men, working in the 19th century, are generally credited as being the founders of psychology as a science and academic discipline that was distinct from philosophy. Their names were Wilhelm Wundt and William James.
Who invented psychology in education?
What are the key figures of psychology?
Here are the 10 most important people in the history of psychology.
- Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)
- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
- Mary Whiton Calkins (1863-1930)
- Kurt Lewin (1890-1947)
- Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
- Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
- Erik Erikson (1902-1994)
- B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)