Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom


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Which phrase below is the best definition for the field of educational psychology?

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1. In which setting would the theories from educational psychology be most likely applied?

2. Which general perspective used in educational psychology studies how people acquire, perceive, remember, and communicate information (for example, how memory works)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the field of educational psychology, including the perspectives it uses and the topics it covers. You'll get your scores as soon as you finish answering the quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Definition of educational psychology
  • Where the theories of educational psychology would be applied
  • General perspectives in educational psychology
  • Topics that educational psychologists would and would not study

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of educational psychology and its connection to teaching and learning
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast perspectives from the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this field, review the corresponding lesson called Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the main topics in educational psychology
  • Define developmental psychology
  • Explore perspectives used in the field of educational psychology