Educational psychology involves the study of how people learn, including topics such as student outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences in learning, gifted learners, and learning disabilities. Psychologists who work in this field are interested in how people learn and retain new information. This branch of psychology involves not just the learning process of early childhood and adolescence but includes the social, emotional, and cognitive processes that are involved in learning throughout the entire lifespan. The field of educational psychology incorporates a number of other disciplines, including developmental psychology, behavioral psychology, and cognitive psychology.

Course Objectives

  • To compare teaching as an art and as a science,
  • To identify several important issues that educational psychology must address,
  • To identify key themes in educational psychology.


Write here the complete list of your course contents in serial number.

  1. Introduction to Educational Psychology
  2. Nature &Definition
  3. Intelligence and Intelligence Theory
  4. Individual Differences
  5. Cognitive styles
  6. Learning Theories and Practical Application of Behavioral & Cognitive Approaches
  7. Behavioral Views
  8. Characteristics of a good Teacher
  9. Classroom Management
  10. Motivation
  11. Counseling and Vocational Guidance: Behavior Modification
  12. Special Education: Physical, Disability, Retarded and Gifted Children
  13. Design of Evaluation

Recommended Books

  1. Salvin, R. E. (2018). Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice (12th Edition). Pearson Publishers
  2. Ornstein, A. C., & Levine, D. U.Gutek, G., &Vocke, D. E. (2017). Foundation of Education (13th edition). Cengage Learning.


Mid Term:       30

Sessional:      20 ( Assignments & Presentation: 10 Marks, Class Participation & Attendance: 05 Marks, Class Test: 05 Marks)

Final Term:     50

  • Mid Term & Final Term Exam will include objective and subjective question in 40% and 60 % ratio respectively.

CLASS TIMINGS: BS 4th Reg (Monday: 01:00 - 02:30 PM) (Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:30 PM)


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