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What are the functions and aims of educational psychology?i also want to ask what is...

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nestine | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2010 at 10:57 PM via web

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What are the functions and aims of educational psychology?

i also want to ask what is the relationship between education and psychology

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 19, 2010 at 4:15 AM (Answer #1)

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Psychology deals with the mental process and behavior. Educational psychology deals with the ways that individuals learn in various educational settings. In this way, education and psychology and very closely linked.

People who are educational psychologists serve many different roles.  For example, school psychologists may often study children who have specific educational needs, such as those who are gifted. Everyone learns in different ways and they also look for different educational interventions. Keep in mind that educational psychology does not apply to just children. Educational psychologists study learners of all ages, birth through old age. Learning is a lifelong process.

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