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About the Book

This book places and configures its contents material vividly in a lucid and simple language giving a wide range of coverage to various aspects relating to the field of Educational Psychology of almost all universities of the country inconformity to the present Uniform Curriculum Structure of NCTE regulation—2014. The book should cater the academic needs of learners. It may also be useful for In-service-teachers Teacher-Educators, Research Scholars and Readers having interest in the subject.

About Author

Dr. Ajaya Kumar Penthoi, Ph.D. in Education from Utkal University, Odisha in 2006, has been carrying his teaching profession for the last twenty-one years. Dr. Penthoi is presently associated with Eastern Dooars B.Ed. Training College, affiliated to West Bengal University of Teacher Training, Education Planning and Administration, Kolkata as an Associate Professor in Education. He has to his credit many research papers and articles published in national and international journals. His areas of interest include Adult and Non-Formal Education, Population Education and Special Education.



1.  Understanding Educational Psychology 

  • Introduction 
  • Concept of Educational Psychology 
  • Types of Psychology 
  • Meaning of Educational Psychology 
  • Scope of Educational Psychology 
  • Applications of Educational Psychology in the field of 
  • Education

2.  Methods Used in Educational Psychology

  • Classification of Methods

3.  Schools of Psychology

  • Structuralism
  • Functionalism
  • Behaviourism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Gestalt School
  • Hormic School

4.  Human Body System and Psychology

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Human Body
  • Meaning of Mind
  • Nervous System and Mind
  • The Glands and Human Behaviour
  • Educational Implications

5.  Human Growth and Development

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Growth and Development
  • Difference between Growth and Development
  • Principles of Development
  • Factors Determining Growth and Development

6.  Dimensions of Human Development

  • Stages of Human Development
  • Dimensions of Human Development

7.  Adolescence Growth and Development

  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Definitions of Adolescence
  • Characteristics of Physical Growth and Development during Adolescence Period
  • Characteristics of Mental Development during Adolescence Period
  • Characteristics of Emotional Development during Adolescence Period
  • Characteristics of Social Development during Adolescence Period
  • Characteristics of Moral Development during Adolescence period
  • Needs of Adolescents
  • Problems of Adolescents
  • Development of Self-Concept and Self-Identity in Adolescents
  • Self-Identity and Social Identity
  • Educational Implications of the Study of Adolescence development

8.  Theories of Human Development

  • Concept of Development
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Gender Difference and Development

9.  Individual Differences

  • Meaning of Individual Difference
  • Types of Individual Differences
  • Areas/Fields of Individual Differences
  • Causes of Individual Differences
  • Measurement of Individual Differences
  • Educational Implications

10.  Personality

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Personality
  • Factors Influencing Personality
  • Theories of Personality
  • Assessment of Personality
  • Problems in Personality Measurement
  • Applications of Personality Tests

11.  Mental Health and Adjustment

  • Meaning of Mental Health
  • Characteristics of Mentally healthy persons
  • Factors Affecting the Mental Health of Persons
  • Mental Health and Adjustment
  • Maladjustment
  • Causes of Maladjustment
  • Adjustment Mechanism
  • Mental Disorders and Mental Health
  • Mental Health in School
  • Factors Effecting Mental of Teachers
  • Measures to improve mental health of Teachers

12.  Thinking and Reasoning Ability

  • Meaning of Thinking
  • Meaning of Reasoning
  • Characteristics of Thinking
  • Requisites of Thinking
  • Forms of Thinking
  • Factors Influencing Thinking
  • Conditions for Development of Thinking
  • Piaget’s Views on Development of Thinking:
  • Bruner’s Views on Development of Thinking
  • Educational Implications of the study of Thinking and
  • Reasoning

13.  Problem Solving Ability

  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Definitions
  • Approaches/Methods of Problem Solving
  • Steps Followed for Problem Solving
  • Conditions Influencing Problem Solving Behaviour
  • Techniques to Develop Problem Solving Abilities in Children

14.  Learning, Learning Process and Development

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Learning
  • Definitions of Learning
  • Functions of Learning
  • Nature of Learning
  • Types of Learning
  • Principles of Learning
  • Methods/Processes of Learning
  • Factors affecting Learning
  • Educational Implication

15.  Theories of Learning

  • Classification of Learning Theories
  • Discussion of Different Theories of Learning

16.  Approaches to Learning and Instruction

B.S. Bloom’s Mastery Learning

Gagne’s Hierarchy of Learning

Ausubel’s Views on Learning

17.  Perspectives of Learning

  • Introduction
  • Behavioural Perspectives of Learning
  • Cognitive Perspectives of Learning
  • Developmental Perspectives of Learning
  • Socio-cultural Perspective of Learning
  • Constructive Perspectives of Learning

18.  Learning as Information Processing

  • Information processing approach
  • Stages of Information Processing
  • Robert Gagne’s model of Information Processing
  • Phases of an act of learning

19.  Intelligence

  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Definitions of Intelligence
  • Nature of Intelligence
  • Types of Intelligence
  • Theories of Intelligence
  • Educational Implications of Intelligence Theories
  • Measurement of Intelligence
  • Intelligent Quotient (IQ)

20.  Creativity

  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Definitions
  • Nature of Creativity
  • Stages of creativity Development
  • Characteristics of Creative Thinking
  • Theories of Creativity
  • Measurement of Creativity
  • Educational Implications

21.  Anxiety

  • Meaning of Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Types of Anxiety Disorders
  • Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Educational Implication
  • Curiosity

22.  Attention and Learning

  • Meaning of Attention
  • Theories of Attention
  • Effects of Attention
  • Types of Attention
  • Factors Influencing Attention
  • Span of Attention
  • Attention Fluctuation
  • Division of Attention
  • Sustained Attention
  • Attention Distraction
  • Attention and Interest
  • Attention and Learning

23.  Interest and Learning

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Interest
  • Types of Interest
  • Relation and Synthesis between Attention and interest
  • Synthesis between Interest and Learning
  • Techniques of arousing interest in the Learners

24.  Emotion and Developmenmt

  • Introduction
  • Meaning and Definitions of Emotion
  • Difference between Instincts and Emotions
  • Kinds of emotions
  • Important Emotions Generally displayed
  • Nature of Emotions
  • Reflections of Emotion on Body and bodily Changes
  • Emotions and Emotional maturity
  • Theories of Emotions

25.  Emotional Intelligence

  • Meaning of Emotional Intelligence
  • Attributes of Emotional Intelligence
  • Components of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Impact/Implication of Emotional intelligence
  • Strategies for Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Measurement of Emotional Intelligence
  • Relationship between Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

26.  Motivation and Learning

  • Meaning of Motivation
  • Types of Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Factors Affecting Motivation
  • Techniques of Motivation
  • Motivation and Learning

27.  Memory and Forgetting

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Memory
  • Forgetting
  • Theories of Retention and forgetting
  • Mechanism to build good Memory in the learners

28.  Transfer of Learning/Training

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Transfer of Learning
  • Types of Transfer of learning/training
  • Theories of Transfer of Training
  • Factors influencing transfer of learning or training
  • Teacher’s Role in promoting Transfer of learning or training

29.  Culture, Learning and Development

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Culture
  • Cultural Shaping
  • Cultural Transmission
  • Cultural diversity and learning
  • Class room as a Social Group
  • Types of Class-room Groups
  • Group Dynamics
  • Class-room climate
  • Teacher-Leader in the Class-room
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teaching skills
  • Teacher’s Role perception in the Class-room

30.  Exceptional Children: Their Learning and Development

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Exceptional children
  • Types of Exceptional Children
  • Identification of exceptional children
  • Dealing with exceptional Children in the class-room and
  • helping them to learn


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