Feb 21, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 398 - Educational Psychology


The field of educational psychology examines the factors that influence how people think, learn, perform, and develop in educational settings. This course offers students the exciting opportunity to explore the principles of educational psychology through qualitative data collected with adolescents in a variety of urban educational settings across the United States. We will consider the co-action among internal and external factors present in these data to better understand how learning occurs, and the role of the individual (student, teacher) and the context (family, peers, classroom, community) in this process. During the course, we will examine specific social (e.g., biases) and cognitive (e.g., naïve theories) barriers to academic achievement and possible interventions to reduce these barriers. Factors that predict academic success, such as mindset, will be highlighted. Implications for instruction and assessment will be addressed. 

Prerequisites
PSY 101  and PSY 202  or permission of instructor.

Credits 1



Area
Social Sciences

Division
Social Sciences

Compass Attributes
Social Science