PSYC 134 - Psychology of Education

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

January 2021

Educational psychology refers to the application of psychological theories and research to educational topics and settings. In this course, we discuss how students learn, how they should be assessed, and what motivates students. Next, we examine some issues in child and adolescent development, including cognitive, social, and affective development. Then we discuss how factors such as gender, culture, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status influence the experiences and achievements of students. Finally, we explore the defining characteristics of excellent teachers, how to train teachers, and how to assess them. The course concludes with a consideration of the future directions in education and the potential for psychology to influence education. Junior or Senior standing.

Course Type

Upper Division