Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Miller, G., McCormick, C. and Jordan, S. 2010. Educational Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The discipline of educational psychology, broadly defined, focuses on the application of psychology to the understanding of learners and learning environments. From its inception, the field has reflected a unique interdisciplinary tapestry of interwoven textures and hues representing a balance of psychological theory with respect to learning and application for educational practice. Educational psychology has been defined as the branch of psychology concerned with “the development, evaluation, and application of theories and principles of human learning, teaching, and instruction, and theory-driven educational materials, programs, strategies, and techniques that can enhance lifelong educational activities and processes” (Wittrock & Farley, 1989).
- individual differences;