Educational Psychology

Find out how we mature at a cognitive and emotional level, as well as the important factors for learning, both as a child and an adult. You’ll also find the best research and theories to address any behavioural or emotional issue with your little ones.

The Development of Empathy in Childhood

Before explaining the development of empathy in childhood, let’s talk about the term per se. The origin of the concept “empathy” derives from what the Scottish Enlightenment called “sympathy”. David Hume, in his treatise on human nature, and Adam Smith…

Infant Vision – What Babies Can See

When people talk about the way babies process information, they always dedicate a good part of it to infant vision. This is because the mechanisms for processing visual information develop and adjust during the first months of a person’s life.…

What Does a School Counselor Do?

School counselors are vital for student success. That’s why they work in nearly every school. However, most of the time people have no idea what school counselors actually do. Maybe when you were in school, you never saw your school’s…

Assertive Children Are Happy Children

Assertive children are happy children because they learned to communicate exactly how they feel and what they want. Because they rise up knowing their limits and boundaries, thus improving their social performance. Note that regardless of the fact that some…

The Most Common Fears in Children

There are many studies on the most common fears in children. But are there differences between genders? The truth is that, both in childhood and adolescence, being afraid is associated to a greater extent with females. Nonetheless, this stereotype may…

The Psychology of eSports

The psychology of eSports has become more relevant nowadays. eSports are gaining popularity every year and it’s common to hear about them in the media. International eSport tournaments have millions of followers. They’re also excellent publicity for video game producers…

Prison Education

There’s a debate about whether or not education in closed environments such as prisons is effective. Is it a kind of utopia? Will the students see results? While there are plenty of opinions about prison education, a branch of social…

Seven Famous Erik Erikson Quotes

Erik Erikson worked as a teacher until he met Anna Freud. The daughter of the famous psychoanalyst inspired him to start studying at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, specializing in child psychoanalysis. Some of his most important work was his theory of…

Discover Educational Neuroscience

Bored children, children with dyslexia, children with dyscalculia, children with attention deficit disorder… Nowadays, children have a huge range of educational needs. Unfortunately, most schools follow similar and very limited approaches. Educational neuroscience can help in this regard. Neuromarketing, the…

The Origins of Educational Psychology

Aristotle once said that “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet“. Many things have changed since that time. However, we could say that his phrase was accurate and is still meaningful today. Educational psychology developed throughout…