1 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING Unit Structure : 1.0 Objective 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Meaning and Definition of Educational psychology 1.3 Nature Of Educational Psychology 1.4 Scope of Educational Psychology 1.0 OBJECTIVE After going through this unit carefully you should be able to • Define Educational Psychology. • Explain the nature of Educational Psychology. • List out the functions of Educational Psychology. 1.1 INTRODUCTION This is the first unit of the second paper of Psychology of Learning. This course deals with the importance and contribution of educational psychology on the theory and practice of education. every teacher is confronted with the problem of individuals difference in the classroom. The purpose of this unit is to define the concept of educational Psychology. It describes meaning and nature of Educational Psychology. An attempt has also been made to describe the characteristics and meaning of learning.