Educational Psychology Flashcards

Educational Psychology Flashcards
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Developmental Psychology
A division of psychology focusing on how humans change throughout their lifespan, beginning in infancy and ending in adulthood.
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Behavioral Perspective
A theoretical perspective focusing on how students change their reaction based upon consequences, such as how students behave differently to receive a positive reward or punishment.
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Cognitive Perspective
This theoretical perspective focuses on cognition, how people process information, how students acquire and perceive knowledge, and how students recall and communicate information they learn.
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Educational Settings
Home schools, preschools, after school programs, public or private schools, colleges, community centers such as libraries, company training seminars are all places where people can learn
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Sigmund Freud
A psychologist and founder of the psychoanalysis theory for treating mental illness such as bipolar disorders.
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Psychology
The study of the human mind to determine the attitude and characteristics of an individual mental behavior.
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Educational Psychology
A discipline of psychology that evaluates the motivation of individuals using borrowed theories and concepts in the educational setting.
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This flashcard set will explain the psychological theories associated with learning. These cards will help you identify the fundamental theories of educational psychology. You will be able to explain how teachers use these theories to create a positive and stimulating learning environment for all students.

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Educational Psychology
A discipline of psychology that evaluates the motivation of individuals using borrowed theories and concepts in the educational setting.
Psychology
The study of the human mind to determine the attitude and characteristics of an individual mental behavior.
Sigmund Freud
A psychologist and founder of the psychoanalysis theory for treating mental illness such as bipolar disorders.
Educational Settings
Home schools, preschools, after school programs, public or private schools, colleges, community centers such as libraries, company training seminars are all places where people can learn
Cognitive Perspective
This theoretical perspective focuses on cognition, how people process information, how students acquire and perceive knowledge, and how students recall and communicate information they learn.
Behavioral Perspective
A theoretical perspective focusing on how students change their reaction based upon consequences, such as how students behave differently to receive a positive reward or punishment.
Developmental Psychology
A division of psychology focusing on how humans change throughout their lifespan, beginning in infancy and ending in adulthood.
Maslow Hierarchy of Needs
A theory of psychology emphasizing the stages of human development such as self-actualization, belonging & love, esteem, safety, and psychological needs.
Individual Differences
The variation of differences in the learning environment such as students who are physically challenged, with learning disabilities like dyslexia, or other disorders requiring special needs.
Scientific Method
The application of scientific techniques such as performing an observation, measurement, experimental investigation, or testing in order to accumulate information for comprehension.
Educational Psychology Goals
The goal of this field is to help students and teachers establish a positive rapport so children can learn to their fullest capacity.
Learning Disability
The inability to acquire knowledge or skills at the learners expected age level compared to other students of similar ages.
Individual Learning Styles
A unique approach to learning determined by the strength, preference and weakness of the individual engaged in the learning environment.
Individual Counseling
A psychological field providing guidance and therapy focusing on the personal, social, and psychological issues pertaining to the human experience.
Mental Illness
The medical disruption of an individual's mood, feelings, or thinking affecting their social interactions and daily routines.

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