Over the last century, psychology has had a major influence on American education.
Educational psychologists have been major players in the measurement of student performance, for example. They have also conducted much of the research on learning.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
What You Can Do
- Dealing with the back-to-school blues?
Parents can help children cope with a new school year by fostering resilience and encouraging them to express their feelings.
- Middle school malaise
Graduation from elementary to junior high school can be a tough time for young adolescents, but parents can help make the transition easier.
- Off campus and into the "real world"
Lifestyle changes, increased independence and high unemployment rates can make graduating from college a stressful time.
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APA Offices and Programs
- Education and Psychology
APA advances education and training in psychology and the application of psychology to education and training at all levels.