W.A. Kelly (1941) listed the nature of Educational Psychology as follows:i. To give a knowledge of the nature of the childii. To give understanding of the nature, aims and purposes of educationiii. To give understanding of the scientific methods and procedures which have been used in arriving at the facts and principles of educational psychologyiv. To present the principles and techniques of learning and teachingv. To give training in methods of measuring abilities and achievement in school subjectsvi. To give a knowledge of the growth and development of childrenvii. To assist in the better adjustment of children and to help them to prevent maladjustmentviii. To study the educational significance and control of emotions andix. To give an understanding of the principles and techniques of correct training.
Thus, educational psychology is an applied, positive, social, specific and practical science. While general science deals with behaviour of the individuals in various spheres, educational psychology studies the behaviour of the individual in educational sphere only.
We can conclude by saying that Educational Psychology is narrower in scope than general psychology. While general psychology deals with the behaviour of the individual in a general way, educational psychology in concerned with the behaviour of the learner in an educational setting.
The methods of educational psychology must be added to it like introspection method and and others. some more explanation of the scope of psychology with examples of daily life must be added . Thankyou 2b1af7f3a8