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Educational psychology
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Educational psychology

Educational psychology or school psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. Educational psychologists also advise on the needs of individual children in the school environment.

Educational psychology focuses on the needs of children in the school environment, as well as how school experiences impact other areas of children's lives. School psychologists conduct evaluations of children to determine eligibility for special services and to identify children with problems such as learning disabilities, ADHD, emotion or mood disorders, and many other childhood psychological problems, especially as they relate to educational needs.

School psychologists are trained at either the masters or doctoral (PhD or EdD) level. In addition to conducting assessments, provide services such as counseling, teacher consultation, and crisis intervention.

Major theorists of educational psychology: