Psychology 102: Educational Psychology

Watch educational psychology video lessons and learn about the behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist perspectives. These lessons use engaging animations and on-screen graphics to help you easily retain key concepts. 

About this Course

Explore how psychology can be applied in the classroom through this course. Our team of experienced, professional educators put together this series of short video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes that focus on topics like cognitive and behavioral perspective, developmental psychology and motivation in learning. You'll learn about various instructional strategies and classroom management techniques as well as ways to employ cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom.

History and Educational Aims Learn about how psychology is applied in the classroom, using effective classroom strategies and becoming an effective teacher. Study different perspectives and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Cognitive Perspective in Psychology Study the concepts of information processing, memory storage, memory categorization and cognitive thinking. Find out about advancing creativity in a learning environment and types of problem-solving strategies.
Behavioral Perspective in Psychology Take a look at Thorndike and the law of effect, classical conditioning, operant conditioning and scheduling reinforcement. Find out about the Premack principle, shaping and reducing undesirable behaviors in the classroom.
Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents Explore the different stages of child and adolescent development, Piaget's theory, Lev Vygotsky's theory, Erikson's stages of identity formation, Gilligan's theory and Kohlberg's stages of moral development. Examine the zone of proximal development, social constructivism and tools to advance cognitive development.
Motivation in Learning Discover the importance of motivation in education, the social-cognitive learning theory, Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Albert Bandura's theory. Study the attribution theory, expectancy value theory, goal orientation theory and the self-determination theory.
Individual Differences in Children Explore the methods of measuring intelligence, the impact of parenting styles and educating students with special needs. Learn about self-socialization, Individual Education Plans and learning disabilities in children.
Assessments of Learning Look at the forms of assessment, qualities of good assessments, reliability of assessments and assessing results. Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of assessments, bias in testing and assessments in special education.
Instructional Pedagogy Discover instructional strategies, Bloom's taxonomy and assessments, expository approaches to instruction and advance organizers. Learn about cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom, classroom management techniques and using wait time in the classroom.
Research Design and Analysis Examine types of research design, validity and reliability in research and interpreting results. Study inferential statistics for psychology studies and research ethics.

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