Tompkins Cortland Community College

PSYC218 - Educational Psychology

An examination of how psychological concepts affect learning and the classroom behavior of students and teachers. Topics such as cognitive development, social and emotional development, individual differences, exceptionality, classroom management, motivation, memory, and constructivism are discussed theoretically and as they are applied in the classroom. This course is appropriate for individuals interested in a career in teaching, as it is a required course in most education major sequences. It also provides valuable background for individuals planning to enter helping professions such as counseling, human service, early childhood education or, more generally, parenting. PSYC 218 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. Prerequisites: PSYC 103; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in EDUC 201 is recommended. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Fall and spring semesters.