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Educational Psychology

27th June 2020
Nishka Mishra


Educational Psychology


Educational Psychology: The people who learn about learning!

Have you ever wondered how psychologists know so much about how we learn? Or even how a person can study what learning is?


Description

                       
                             


Educational psychology, one of the many fields of psychology, uses the theories of human behavior and development to understand the process of learning. Many people falsely believe that learning ends when college ends but this discipline says otherwise! Educational psychologists view learning as a lifelong process. They examine the many factors surrounding the concept such as motivation, retention of information, cognitive problems that affect learning, and so much more.
   

Application


                                                  


Every science has two parts - theory and the application of those theories, and educational psychology is no exception. Psychologists in this field apply their research to improve the process of learning and answer key questions that arise in our day to day life.
For instance, these are just a few scenarios where educational psychology plays its part:
  • Improving the relationship between teachers and students which leads to learning.  
  • Mitigating the learning challenges faced by those with cognitive issues such as ADHD and dyslexia.
  

Duration of courses and degrees

The requirements for becoming an educational psychologist include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology (3 years)
  • Masters in Educational Psychology (2 years)
  • Some programs will offer school psychology instead.


Educational psychology courses in India

Universities offering specific educational psychology courses in Bachelor’s in India

 

University

Degree offered

Amity University, Mumbai

B.Sc. in Clinical Psychology

SGT University, Gurugram

B.Sc. in Clinical Psychology

Christ University, Bangalore

B.Sc. in Psychology

University of Mumbai 

B.Sc. in Psychology

 

Universities offering M.A. in Educational Psychology in India

 

University

Degree offered

Amity University, Mumbai

M. Phil in Clinical Psychology

Ambedkar University, Delhi

M.A. in Psychosocial Clinical studies

Lovely Professional University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Chandigarh University

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Parul University, Gujarat

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

 

 

Job opportunity

                                   

The career opportunities available to educational psychologists include
  • Educational Researcher
  • Career Counsellor
  • School counsellor
  • Educational Psychology Professor
  • School psychology teacher
  • Social sector
 
Educational psychologists get to work in and around educational institutions. They closely work with educationalists, teachers, and students. They get opportunities to teach as well as train the teachers. Students who wish to enter the educational field may choose to study Educational Psychology. 

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