Educational Psychology

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Educational Psychology
#5 Ranked Program by U.S. News & World Report

Leadership in Science and Practice

Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human behavior as it relates to education. We train our students to work as teachers, counselors, evaluators, and researchers in educational environments. Students develop skills in the areas of human development and behavior, psychology of education, learning theory, and research and evaluation methods. This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked our department third among public institutions and fifth overall.

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Graduate Programs

Our master’s and doctoral programs explore theory through research and apply data driven approaches in a wide variety of settings. Students gain the skills necessary to make significant impacts in research and education.
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Undergraduate Minor

Our department offers a minor in Educational Psychology. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take our courses as electives, minor in Educational Psychology, and/or participate in EDP research.
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Featured Research

Faculty and students conduct research that is aimed at promoting and understanding learning, mental health, and school success. We have several labs and centers dedicated to examining cognition, culture, and coping and stress.

Feature Stories

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Promoting Positive Behavior Through Positive Parenting

Research shows that when parents practice positive parenting while their children are young, they can protect them from a host of emotional and behavioral issues down the road.

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Census Update Discovery Minute with Gigi Awad

Join Educational Psychology Associate Professor Germine Awad as she discusses both the ramifications of classifying people of Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) descent as white on the U.S. Census form and the necessity of giving them their own designation.

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China’s One Child Policy May Have Positively Benefited Girls

Professor Toni Falbo's latest study evaluates how only children see themselves compared to how they were seen by others, and differences in self-assessment between boys and girls.