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Unit 1 Introduction to Psychology 1.1 Definition of Psychology 1.2 Definition of Educational Psychology 1.3 Nature and Functions of Educational Psychology Unit 2 Fundamentals of Human Development 2.1 Overview of Growth and Development 2.2 General Nature of Growth and Development 2.3 Factors Influencing Child Development 2.4 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development 3.5 Vygotsky’s Theory of Socio-Cognitive Development Unit 3 Learning 3.1 Definition of Learning 3.2 Learning Theories 3.3 Learning Process Unit 4 Information Processing 4.1 What is Memory? 4.2 Types of Memory 4.3 What is Forgetting? 4.4 Methods to Improve Memory Unit 5 Intelligence 5.1 Concept of Intelligence 5.2 Theories of Intelligence 5.3 Individual Difference 5.4 Intelligence Testing Unit 6 Motivation 6.1 The Nature of Motivation 6.2 Theoretical Perspectives of Motivation 6.3 Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Course Synopsis

The course title is an introduction to Educational Psychology that covers the basic concepts. Its unique approach helps students to understand different psychological concepts by encouraging them to examine their own learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to: • describe in detail the multidisciplinary nature of Educational Psychology • explain basic theories derived from various discipline which are related to education • understand the concept and theories of motivation

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Book Title : Essentials of educational psychology.
Author : Mangal, S. K.
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Publisher : Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.

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