educational psychology

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ed·u·ca·tion·al psy·chol·o·gy

the application of psychology to education, especially to problems of teaching and learning.

educational psychology

[ej′əkā′shənəl]
Etymology: L, educatus, to rear; Gk, psyche, mind, logos, science
the application of psychological principles, techniques, and tests to educational problems, such as the determination of more effective instructional methods, the assessment of student advancement, and the selection of students for specialized programs. See also applied psychology.
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KEY WORDS: evidence-based assessment, school observation, disruptive behavior, psychometrics, parent-child interaction therapy, preschool children.
School observation provides a unique opportunity to observe children in a natural environment with expectations for appropriate social behavior.
Several school observation systems have been developed to assess disruptive classroom behaviors, such as the Direct Observation Form (DOF; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001), the Classroom Observation Code (Abikoff, Gittelman, & Klein, 1980; Abikoff & Gittelman, 1985), and the Student Observation System (SOS; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004).
Because tuna are highly mobile and unpredictable in their movements, it would be difficult to obtain a number of school observations comparable to that collected from the captive fish in our study.
By weaving online course content together with 'real world' application, through school observations and hands-on interaction in preK-12 classrooms, teacher preparation students are very prepared to enter their own classrooms upon program completion," said Janet Johnson, faculty chair of education for Rio Salado College.

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