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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Most fathers reported they now have enough confidence to manage their children's behavior problems in the present and future and felt no need for further parenting support.
Was there a mean reduction in children's behavior problems over time for the experimental group compared with the wait-list control group?
It is pertinent to recall here that the behavior problems variable in this study does not analyze the problems themselves but rather the mothers' perception of the severity of their children's behavior problems.
In other words, it can be said that as school adjustment levels increased, children's behavior problem levels decreased.
Although there were differences in how often parents in each of the four race/ethnic groups spanked their children as noted above, we found no differences in the associations of spanking and children's behavior problems over time.
Therefore, we propose that intervention programs aiming at reducing children's behavior problems by means of helping parents and caretakers with their upbringing practices should focus on training them use those skills.
School is often the first place where children's behavior problems gain attention and school-based referrals for behavioral/emotional problems manifesting in school are often the primary motivation for parents to obtain professional help for their children's emotional/behavioral difficulties (Arcia, Fernandez, Jaquez, Castillo, & Ruiz, 2004; Eiraldi, Mazzucas, Clarke, & Power, 2006; Green, Clopton & Pope, 1996; Wu et.
Handbook of parent training: Parents as co-therapists for children's behavior problems (pp.
Using data from two waves of a short-term longitudinal study, the authors examined the impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions (education, employment, and income) and family processes (quality of mother-father relations, frequency of nonresident fathers' contacts with their children, and mothers' parenting stress) at time (T) 1 on maternal parenting adequacy and children's behavior problems and adaptive language skills, 1 1/2 to two years later, at T2.
Through the use of more sophisticated statistical techniques, the author was able to account for a number of factors that are sometimes suggested as explanations for the observed relationship between parental use of corporal punishment and higher levels of children's behavior problems and to provide stronger evidence that parental use of corporal punishment has undesirable effects on children's behavior.
The relatively modest association between sleep apnea and children's behavior problems may reflect the stricter selection criteria.

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