Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

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The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching. And within these different disciplines, many other fields are featured including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy. In fact, when taught at the college or university level, educational psychology is an ambitious course that undertakes the presentation of many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an qeducationalq setting, loosely defined as anything from pre-school through adult education. Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based).The majority of peoplea€”68% of the populationa€”will have scores clustered around 100, ranging from 85 to 115. ... In an individually administered test, the examiner asks each question, records the answer, and makes a judgment as to ... When the test is administered to a group, the questions are often in multiple- choice format, and responses are usually recorded by filling in bubbles on an answer sheet.

Title:Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Author:Neil J. Salkind
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2008-01-17


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