PSYCHOLOGY Educational Psychology and consists of two words Psychology and Education. While Genral Psychology is a pure science. Educational Psychology is its application in the field of education with the aim of socializing man and modifying his behaviour. According to Crow and Crow Educational Psychology describes and explains the learning experiences of an individual from birth through old age. Skinner defines Educational Psychology as that branch of Psychology which deals with teaching and learning
Stephen – Educational Psychology is the systematic study of the educational growth and development of a child Judd – Educational Psychology is the Science which explains the changes that take place in the individuals as they pass through the various stages of development Peel- Educational Psychology is the science of Education Educational psychology is one of the branches of applies psychology concerned with the application of the principles, techniques and other resourse of psychology to the solution of the problems confronting the teacher attempting to direct the growth of children toward defined objectives. More specifically, we can say educational psychology is concerned with an understanding of • The child, his development, his need and his potentialities. • The learning situation including group dynamics as the affect learning. •
The learning process its nature and the ways to make it effective. Stated differently, the Central theme of Educational Psychology is Psychology of learning.