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Edu Psychology part

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teachers think back over situations to analyze what they did and why and to consider how they might improve learning for their students reflective
the discipline concerned with teaching and learning process; applies to methods and theories of psychology and has its own as well educational psychology
studies that collect detailed information about specific situations, often using observations, surveys, interviews, recordings, ora combination of these methods descriptive studies
a descriptive approach to research that focuses on life within a group and tries to understand the meaning of events to the people involved ethnography
method for conducting descriptive research in which the researcher becomes a participant in the situation in order to better understand life in that group participant observation
intensive study of one person or one situation case study
statistical descriptions of how closely two variables are related correlations
relationship between 2 variables in which the two increase or decrease together. Example:calorie intake & weight gain positive correlation
relationship between 2 variables in which a high value on one is associated with a low value on the other. Example:price of ticket less, father away from event you are negative correlation
research method in which variables are manipulated and the effects recorded experimentation
people or animals studied participants
without any definite pattern; following no rule random
not likley to be a chance occurrence statistically significant
systematic interventions to study effects with one person, often by applying and then withdrawing a treatment single-subject experimental studies
detailed observation and analysis of changes in a cognitive process as the process unfolds over a several-day or several-week period of time microgenetic studies
systematic observations or tests of methods conducted by teachers or schools to improve teaching and learning for their students action research
established relationship between two factors principle
intergrated statement of principles that attempts to explain a phenomenon and make predictions theory
gradual orderly changes by which mental processes become more complex and sophisticated cognitive development
describes the relation of the individual's emotional needs to the social enviroment psychosocial theory
specific conflict whose resolution prepares the way for the next stage development crisis
explanations of learning that focus on external events as the cause of changes in observable behaviors behaviorism
human mind's activity of taking in, storing, and using information information processing
theory that adds concern with cognitive factors such as beliefs, self-perceptions, and expectations to social learning theory social cognitive theory
total setting or situation that surrounds and interacts with a person or event context
phase at which a child can master a task if given apropriate help and support zone of proximal development
theory describing the nested social and cultural contexts that shape development bioecological model
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