Welcome to the Educational Psychology Research Portal!
This research portal is intended to serve as a gateway to organized resources related to research and teaching in Educational Psychology. If you would like additional tools and/or resources included, please send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As your Education Liaison Librarian, I provide information about news resources (electronic and print), request resources you feel would be beneficial to the program, and collaborate and consult you Educational Psychology faculty and students. I am available to instruct classes at your convenience. I am also available for one-on-one research assistance in person, by phone or e-mail. Need help? Just ask — I look forward to working with you! The tabs which run across the top of the page link you to:
- Resources: link to databases which includes articles/books on various aspects of educational psychology including: Classroom management, cognitive development, conference proceedings, curriculum development, educational psychology (as a broad category), educational technology, gifted learners, instructional design, multicultural education, program and curriculum evaluation, research, special education, and testing and evaluation.
- Journals: Frequently used scholarly journals (except as noted) and open-access journal focusing on Educational Psychology.
- Links includes web resources and organizations related to Educational Psychology.
- Statistics includes resources and organizations related to conducting research in Educational Psychology. Primary focus is on types of research including: case studies, ethnographic research, focus groups, basic methodology, mixed methods research, qualitative statistics, quantitative statistics, standards of evaluation, and survey design.
A Historical Review of Contemporary Educational psychology from 1995 to 2006 (Click title to access article)
Anita Witt Mitchell and John Robert McConnell III (April 2012)
The major themes and trends represented by the articles published in Contemporary Educational Psychology (CEP) from 1995 to 2010 are reviewed in this paper. Included are the major topics, theoretical perspectives, participant characteristics, research methods and statistics used, and highly cited papers. The most frequently occurring topic category was individual differences, with motivation being the most common focus of these articles. Academic subjects, particularly reading and math, were also prevalent topics. The two most common theoretical perspectives were cognitive and social cognitive. This article discusses the many contributions of CEP over the past 16 years, including research in the areas of cognitive processing, teaching and learning, motivation, self-efficacy, and learning contexts and the potential for future contributions to theory development, public policy initiatives, and classroom practices. This information could assist authors considering submission of their work and consumers of educational psychology research considering the purchase of journal subscriptions. Researchers and practitioners in the field of educational psychology may also find this information helpful as they choose professional journals for routine review.