Educational Psychology


Educational Psychology is the scientific study of psychology in Educational contexts (Wittrock, 1992). Educational psychologists seek to answer a number of questions such as the following:

  • How can modern theories of learning transform educational practice? 
  • What contexts affect learning and development?
  • How do developmental changes influence learning across the lifespan?
  • What motivates students?
  • What role does culture and socialization play in learning?

Degree Programs

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